Henry Brady, Dean, UC Berkeley School of Public Policy, on Conventions

One of the big questions that came out of our national political conventions was not so much “what?” — as in “what do the candidates have to say” — as “why? — as in, “please remind me why these things exist? To many, conventions are a relic, a piece of times gone by that hang out intw attic, only to get dusted off every four years for the family reunion. Should they be reconfigured? Do they matter? Why do people keep going — and why do some of us keep watching? Henry Brady is Dean of UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy and a historian of our political conventions. If anyone can answer the “Why?”, Dean Brady is that fellow.  (Originally broadcast 9-8-12 on The John Batchelor Show)

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