Convention No Shows

August 16, 2012 - 2:41 PM
FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2012 file photo, Sarah Palin, the GOP candidate for vice-president in 2008, and former Alaska governor speaks in Washington. Sarah Palin and George W. Bush won’t be in Tampa. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Al Gore aren’t making the trip to Charlotte. And scores of other Republican and Democratic stars are taking a pass as their parties gather at every-four-years national conventions. The reasons are varied _ and political. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)