Saturday, August 23, 2008

2008 Presidential Nomination Conventions

"The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it." - P.J. O'Rourke

While I typically do not engage in Presidential elections this early, I am looking forward to watching the nominating conventions this year. The Democrats will hold theirs from August 25-28, 2008 and the Republicans will have theirs from September 1-4, 2008. Since the conventions are highly scripted events, it is unlikely there will be any new revelations or surprises. However, I hope to hear more details on both candidate's platforms.

At this point, I think the election is Obama's, to either win or lose. His organization runs an excellent campaign, as demonstrated in the primaries. But McCain is not out of the race yet. The polls currently show a tightening margin between Obama and McCain.

It will be interesting to see which candidate, if any, gains significantly after the conventions are complete.

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