CONVENTIONAL WISDOM: Republican National Convention (2012) -vs- Democratic National Convention (2012)
In less than two months Americans will write the final chapter of the recurring reality show we once called the presidential election. Former Massachusetts Governor Willard â€œMittâ€ Romney emerged from testy GOP Smackdown primaries with his haircut intact. President Barack Obama didnâ€™t have a Democrat opponent, but faced a tougher job: He had to govern during the run-up to the conventions.
Now the conventions are over, and itâ€™s our turn to cast a pre-vote of sorts. Just how well â€“ as TV events â€“ did the parties establish their candidates and focus their messages for November? […]