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Highlights from Thursday's National Journal Event

August 30, 2012

National Journal wrapped up its live-streaming events at the Republican National Convention on Thursday with what National Journal Editorial Director Ron Brownstein called the "Campaign Managers' Summit."

Four top campaign managers and strategists gave some tips for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's acceptance speech on Thursday night and discussed how he and vice presidential pick Paul Ryan must define their campaign moving forward. 

The panel also debated whether this was the last convention of its kind. With increasing costs and decreasing poll bumps, conventions are likely to be shortened in coming cycles, the panel concluded.

National Journal's events continue on Sept. 3 at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. 

(See highlights from Wednesday's events)

An audience member with a copy of National Journal Convention Daily during the National Journal/The Atlantic/CBS News Daily Briefing, "View from the Top: A Conversation with Campaign Managers and Senior Strategists" in Tampa, Aug. 30, 2012.(Liz Lynch)

(From left) Bob Schieffer, CBS News chief Washington correspondent and Face the Nation anchor; James Bennet, editor of The Atlantic; Ronald Brownstein, National Journal editorial director; Sara Fagan, DDC Advocacy partner; John Brabender, Brabender Cox; Terry Nelson, FP1 Strategies; and Michael DuHaime, Mercury partner. They participated in a conversation about political conventions in Tampa, Aug. 30, 2012.(Liz Lynch)

Bob Schieffer (left) and James Bennet moderate a National Journal/The Atlantic/CBS News Daily Briefing in Tampa, Aug. 30, 2012.(Liz Lynch)

 

Sara Fagan responds to a question during a National Journal/The Atlantic/CBS News Daily Briefing. She thinks the election will be determined by five to nine states.(Liz Lynch)

Audience members listen to strategists and campaign managers during the National Journal/The Atlantic/CBS News Daily Briefing in Tampa.(Liz Lynch)

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