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This week's Republican convention is shaping up as proving one thing: The partyis getting better at public relations. But we hope that in its push for a warm, fuzzy celebration, it doesn't lose sight of its guiding principles.
Conventions these days aren't the donnybrooks of old, with floor fights, walkouts and delegate arm-twisting.
Rather they let the candidates present themselves to the public in the best possible way - "political infomercia
ls," one critic calls them.
In many ways, that's as it should be. The public deserves to know how the candidates view themselves and, more importantly, how they want the public to view them.