The Democratic Convention will be from August 17 to 20, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Officials have announced that the actual event will be scaled back due to the Covid-19 epidemic. The delegates do not have to fly to Milwaukee, stay at hotel rooms, go to packed arenas, meet with others in photo ops and sit together in numerous meetings, etc. A convention is an epidemiologist worse nightmare. Delegates can stay home and vote remotely. For the health of the delegates, and their entourage, volunteers, the press, the residents of Milwaukee and really for the state of Wisconsin, I think it’s a terrific move.
I believe the convention should be renamed the v-Convention as in the virtual convention. Officials should play up this internet event, as not scaling down the convention but scaling up it by placing it on the internet. The primary purpose of both the Republican and Democratic conventions is marketing of their candidate and bashing the opposition. Recently, it seems more time is spent on the latter. The Democrats can claim a health conscious convention and connect with voters in this manner.
I’ve also suggested to the DNC, that this should be called the v-Convention or Convention in the Clouds. It can be amazingly successful, with live streams of supporters in all the key states.