Hold The Acceptance Speech?

Could the Democrats hold a convention in July and not nominate a presidential candidate? That's the odd possibility raised by a suggestion floated late last week to delay John Kerry's official acceptance of the nomination until five weeks after the convention. The idea--which a Democratic source says was dreamed up by the Howard Dean campaign back when Dean thought he would be the nominee--is meant to avoid putting Kerry at a spending disadvantage to President Bush. Under campaign-finance rules, each candidate, upon receiving the nomination, gets a $75 million check from the government that has to last through the election. Because...

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