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And welcome to FOX News Sunday panel plus with Brit Hume Mara Liasson Kimberly -- Juan Williams will some of -- are just back from the two week baton death march.
Sixteen days on the road.
Trying to get your laundry done -- and you folks you can't believe how terrible the security was and you'd have one with they had barriers all over.
Tampa and Charlotte and one day you'd think Iraqi way to get in and the next day that would be completely closed off and you have to figure another way.
It was actually pretty exhausting and and more importantly the question becomes in this world at 44 -- -- -- Twitter and does a four day three day to day are any kind of convention.
Make sense anymore so -- four day that's I think that's gone.
Democrats never planted Republicans.
Had to cancel there for Tuesday.
And I don't think anybody missed it.
Three day conventions maybe -- as it may come down to just to.
And the question then becomes -- is it worth spending what we've spent as an organization's.
Newsroom as news organizations to cover these in the way we've always cover them and I think answers probably know that -- be some reinvention between now and the next round of this by both the parties and by the people who cover even if we don't cover them extensively they'll shrink.
Their own well I mean the fact is -- in a general sense don't cover them because now you've got the broadcast networks -- an -- down to an hour so anything that -- before 10 o'clock eastern.
Unless you're watching and fortunately in in an awful lot of people found their way to -- especially -- the Republican Convention of fox.
You know that -- the broadcast networks have decided these things have become largely irrelevant.
The parties to and we found a political fanatic and as you know for the government and is up subsidizing pleased to have tremendous and all the headaches -- -- -- the news stories before hand about you know -- labor.
Do the union used to construct the stadium here or there and all these sort of upheavals -- -- -- the parties have to wonder sometimes and -- this is worth.
-- -- there's some really big questions number one if you're gonna shrink them.
Who what city wants to be the -- if you're not getting the full week -- you know hotel reservations and everything they'll probably have to be in the same place.
That is one of the suggestions that it yeah.
And yeah Miami yeah held both church or you're gonna have them in the same place from preferably place with a don't convention as far as the Democrats are concerned they don't go through that again.
-- they have and I mean the domed stadium.
So yeah I think that -- logistics of this the expands the lack of interest the lack of suspense.
Are all gonna -- for much much -- and.
Say this Mara.
We have this conversation every four years I mean -- has been going on it but it -- and it's for a long time now and every four years we site.
Never again we're never gonna do that and suddenly four years -- we find ourselves that.
Things are changing first of all this is two years -- -- Republicans had to shorten it because of -- hurricane the Democrats have completely given up the fourth day the networks have come cut back I think that we're getting to the tipping point.
-- -- -- -- -- Found it instructive I find I find -- you know to me when you see the politicians after -- -- with the scripted speeches.
Sometimes they outperform or underperform agreement not some people thought that Barack Obama underperformed.
I think for some people they may have thought he's gonna come -- at the -- he's gonna Oklahoma implement.
But he did pretty good and -- -- -- competing with himself and 0408.
It was hard to match OK but Bill Clinton Bill Clinton over reports and despite my.
Friendly you picking on.
That's how does that.
And I blue -- -- and -- performed at a world class.
But I thought -- was the -- I think it's you know the fact that more people watched him and watch football out of the democratic.
Little did you president airlines and -- For -- one occasion.
When the two parties.
Like lawyers presenting opening arguments in trial get to put on their case -- basically uninterrupted by the by the other side.
For several days and let the public take to measure the two parties and candidates and I think there's room for that.
But but what do whether -- construction making case for three days capital yeah -- -- -- -- prescription would you do the conventions well.
I think same cities a good idea for both all the arrangements in place I think that that's -- that's a good idea I think you know listen lets not -- any of the -- again that's another thing I'd do it believed it worked once and probably won't work again.
And my feeling about that is.
What I wonder about is whether back to back.
Is effective for -- for the party it goes first.
And if I were -- the Republicans don't win this election and then they're gonna have and they gonna have to go second again.
You go first again -- sent -- Bennett is they'd be Smart to do there as well ahead this lesson is that Ronald Reagan got a bounce out of out of his convention in Detroit there was a month before the Democrats.
And -- and his -- and he he led for you know the better part of a month built up a huge -- let me just say historically what happened was in 2004 Kerry held this convention in July.
And they attacked him for a month and then Carl -- very smartly.
Wait hasn't always been in late August and -- -- Labor Day week after Labor Day after delivery after Labor Day and that made all the ideas for an outrageous here and I know how to Danica after Labor Day long yeah.
I played objects -- same place.
Same -- -- cruise.
We have a -- what do you think.
-- -- -- -- -- -- Surprisingly the legal aspect that's right you can't nominate your at their nominating conventions you have to have all the delegate -- anymore.
I'm the only good -- yeah with the bad wounded.
Make any difference -- -- All right -- only lost control of this thank you that all plays second without struggling tell us what your ideas should be app convention should we not have them and if so how would you change him.
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