In a general election with a predetermined Republican candidate up against an incumbent, one could easily argue that the time and money spent on national party conventions is a waste. But for both 2012 hopefuls the upcoming conventions are a chance to remind loyal voters of their platforms and persuade swing voters to join their side. Despite the partisan splendor, will the RNC and DNC be of any use this time around?
Julian Zelizer, professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University, will join The Daily Circuit Thursday to talk about the influence of political conventions. Robert Weiner, national public affairs and issues strategist, and Michael V. Miller, chief operating officer of the 2012 Republican National Convention, will also join the discussion.