Over the weekend, Executive Director John Pudner was quoted in a Boston Globe story that talked about how political parties plan to make national conventions work in the age of Coronavirus. To read the story in its entirety click here
“If something similar to 1968 were to happen in Jacksonville this year, I could see how it actually plays into Trump’s hands, given his law-and-order stance, and he can use them as a foil,” said John Pudner
“Clearly the conventions this year will be reimagined, as will their traditional role in the campaign cycle,” Pudner said.
“Campaigns might have to let go of the idea they can use these events to engage the grassroots, but that cannot lose sight these could be the most important hours of the campaign this entire year. They know they have to get it right.”