Count us in favor of trimming conventions to only three days.
In the end, the two-party system survived. The four-day political convention is not holy writ chiseled into courthouses everywhere. The three-day convention, it turns out, works just as well, arguably even better.
The Republican National Convention was shortened by happenstance when it seemed as if Hurricane Isaac might hit Tampa, Fla. Indeed, the city said it stood ready to cancel the convention if the storm did.
This is the party’s second unfortunate experience with hurricanes. The GOP’s 2008 gathering in landlocked St. Paul, Minn., was shortened out of solidarity with Gulf Coast residents threatened by Hurricane Gustav.
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