Ted Widmer

Brown University

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Director and librarian at the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University and editor of the Library of America's two-volume American Speeches: Political Oratory from the Revolution to the Civil War; speechwriter for then-President Bill Clinton

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Party conventions used to nominate presidential candidates. Now that's all done in advance.  Next week's  Republican Party convention  plans to break with tradition.

Political Party Conventions: What Are They For?

Party conventions used to nominate presidential candidates. Now that's all done in advance.  Next week's Republican Party convention plans to break with tradition.

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