The conventions are basically 4 night circle jerk for the parties. Constant infomercials and mindless pablum.
I don't watch them after watching a few. If something interesting happened, I'll catch it on the news...
I do wonder if ABC and the other 2 major networks will put on as many fluff pieces about Bush as they did/do about Kerry (judging from the news and morning shows, not from watching the convention). I imagine there'll be more critical pieces than positive..