09-07-2012, 05:00 PM
The political conventions are (finally) over, and with that the general election (finally, or at least officially) begins in earnest. In the next few days we'll be subjected to endless analyses of what went right, what went wrong, and what was a wash. Most of these will reflect highly subjective impressions of analysts who have virtually nothing in common with your average swing voter.So let’s try something different. Instead, I think it is at least somewhat useful to look at the conventions and see what they tell us about what the campaigns think about the election. After...