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The foregone conclusive presidential nominations produced inevitable speculation on whether the political conventions have outlived their time. I hope not. Participation is the name of the game in party politics as in government. The convention party is the reward for ward heelers.
If the November election is solely about the economy, why did the Democrats boot God and Jerusalem from their platform at the Democratic National Convention only to panic and then rig a vote to put them back in?
Furiously trying to paper over a platform battle that muddied the party's message and forced President Obama to intervene, Democratic National Convention chairman Antonio Villaraigosa said the anger and confusion over the way he managed a vote restoring passages on God and Jerusalem as Israel's capital to the platform Wednesday was the fault of unhappy delegates who failed to object to his ruling.
The most memorable moment of the Democratic National Convention was when the delegates denied God three times from the convention floor. It was the latest blunder in an Obama re-election effort that increasingly looks like it doesn't have a prayer.
President Barack Obama personally intervened to order Democrats to change language in their party platform to add a mention of God and declare that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, campaign officials said Wednesday.
Four years after the "hope and change" euphoria of the 2008 Democratic National Convention, party leaders said Sunday to expect a more sober gathering in Charlotte, N.C., this week.
It's been a long time since any Texas Democrat was relevant on the national stage — think then-state Treasurer Ann Richards in 1988 — but a couple of young and very ambitious brothers from San Antonio hope to change that next week at the party's national convention in Charlotte, N.C.
The Democratic mayor of Los Angeles says Republican efforts to use Latino speakers at the GOP national convention to win over Latino voters won't work.