MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The Republicans had their moment in the spotlight last week and the Democrats take to the stage this week in Charlotte.
Consider This: The conventions have become more about PR and parties than conducting actual business. And as you can tell by the location of the conventions the swing states that will decide who is elected get the benefit of hosting these events. The rest of us, the states that lean blue or red, merely watch from the sidelines.
Next week the candidates ramp up the sales pitch as they head towards the finish line in November. Since the race is close we can expect the campaigns to get ugly. But since South Carolina isn't a swing state that means you won't be bombarded with non-stop political ads. Unfortunately, that also means the candidates take your vote for granted.
A popular vote instead of an electoral vote would change that situation, but don't expect that to happen anytime soon. In the meantime, it is still important to cast your vote in the Presidential election. You have two months to determine which candidate deserves that vote.