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A portrait of two parties



    The parties' national conventions -- Dems, two weeks from now in Denver; GOPs, three weeks from now in St. Paul -- are the most sustained chance they'll have before Election Day to woo viewers at home.

    So they choose a theme each night that they hope, in toto, will present a face that both tickles their core supporters and woos swing voters.

    The Democratic National Convention Committee announced its themes today, and a little bird filled in the tentative Republican themes:


    Democrats: One Nation

    Republicans: Service


    Democrats: Renewing America’s Promise

    Republicans: Reform


    Democrats: Securing America’s Future

    Republicans: Prosperity


    Democrats: Change You Can Believe In

    Republicans: Peace