Conventional convention highlights

My good friend and go-to political scientist Ken Sherrill relives his stint as a 1984 convention delegate, recounting backstage grappling and the road he traveled to get there. In absence of normal political conventions this year, and maybe for good, it’s worth remembering these events once had meaning beyond a tourism bump for host cities.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a editor at large for Inside Asian Gaming, contributor to Forbes, columnist/correspondent for Asia Times, and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.