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Should we have party conventions? Why or why not?

Re: Should we have party conventions? Why or why not?
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2004, 10:20:53 AM »
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Re: Should we have party conventions? Why or why not?
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2004, 08:24:58 PM »
I agree the USA will eventually be history, however, I still believe people have always been and always will be shallow.

The battle for survival forces us to be shallow; we must be selfish or die.  Currrenlty we don't have to be shallow, but we are, generally speaking, shallow.

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Re: Should we have party conventions? Why or why not?
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2004, 08:11:40 AM »
Hey, some of my best friends are shallow.



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Re: Should we have party conventions? Why or why not?
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2004, 09:13:51 AM »
Being from Boston, I know the hell that was last week's convention--the city was literally EMPTY. Businesses were closed, employers were told not to show up to work, etc etc. I've heard that the city will be taking a $150+ million loss, taking into account security costs and hit on the economy. New York will be just as big a nightmare, presumably. In a post 9/11 world where no important decisions are made at conventions anyway, I just can't justify the costs. If parties want to have conventions, fine--but have them in the middle of nowhere as opposed to shutting down a major city.