Many forget that FDR endorsed his opponent Al Smith on the first round of the convention in 1932, yet it was Roosevelt who eventually got the nod and went on to win the presidency four times. Eighty-four years later, we seem to have forgotten just how contentious Dem conventions are...the majority of the blame rests on the mainstream media of today and how it attempts to color the process in order to please the parties. Modern major political parties want everything at the convention to look “perfect” and “calm” and “unanimous,” but history shows they were anything but, and we know human nature hasn’t really changed. But why does blame rest on the mainstream media for this false sense of how politics is played out in front of voters? Simply put, it’s because they keep a lot of the actual facts to themselves and present only what they feel the public needs to know.