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The 2008 Political Conventions

As Democrats gather in Denver for their 2008 convention, Darrell West, vice president and director of Governance Studies at Brookings, says the conventions allow the political parties to showcase their candidates, and engage the broader American public in the hot-button issues that propel the presidential race. West says that one thing to watch during the Democratic convention in Denver is whether there are any issues that "crystallize discontent" within the party.
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