Important dates to pay attention to during 2012 U.S Presidential elections
If you’re anything less than a political junkie, you can turn away now — otherwise grab a pen and jot down these courtesy dates thanks to NEWSER. Political experts made note of several key upcoming and final dates in the final 3 months of the election, that are nonetheless intriguing.
- Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2: The dates of the remaining unemployment reports. The last one in particular should resonate into the final weekend. Also to watch: The GDP report out Oct. 26, and Obama will be hoping it’s better than the 1.5% mark of the second quarter.
- 26%: That’s the proportion of the 2008 electorate made up of minorities. Because Mitt Romney will probably beat John McCain’s mark of getting 55% of the white vote, Democrats are pressed to top that 26% figure.
- Aug. 27-30: The dates of the Republican convention, and a strong performance by Romney could give him a “durable bounce” in the crucial swing states. Because Obama is a known entity, the Democratic convention the following week is “largely unimportant.”
- McCain, Haley to speak at Republican convention (news.yahoo.com)
- Mitt Romney Tax Returns Hammered By Democrats (huffingtonpost.com)
- Romney’s VP search down to three (firstread.nbcnews.com)
- Republican Convention 2012 Speakers: John McCain, Condoleezza Rice Among Headliners (huffingtonpost.com)
- It’s Not Romney’s ‘Hidden’ Tax Returns; It’s Obama’s Hidden Past (americanclarion.com)