(Conservative Review) -- Forget the candidates, just for a moment.
Concentrate on that not-so-small detail called the Republican Platform. Yes, I know the conventional wisdom that party platforms don’t matter in fall elections. But in fact they matter a great deal during party conventions. As it happens, I’ve been through a few of these—and most assuredly they can be brutal.
Case in point? That would be 1984. A brief history.
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President Reagan was in the White House, hugely popular and headed for what would turn out to be a 49-state blowout re-election in November. But it was summertime, and the August Republican National Convention, where the President would be re-nominated in Dallas, Texas by an enthusiastic acclamation, was around the bend. - See more at: