The conventional wisdom, so to speak, is that political conventions, and in particular this year’s conventions, are pointless. But the conventional wisdom is wrong. The conventions might benefit from a few tweaks, but on the whole they worked brilliantly: they were interesting, they dominated the news cycle for two weeks, they had a meaningful impact on the race and, perhaps most importantly, they were — in an increasingly fragmented world — a welcome moment of national engagement.
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