In Tampa, Florida, this week, the Republican National Convention formally appointed Mitt Romney, a businessman and the former governor of the America’s most difficult to spell state (Massachusetts), as their presidential nominee.
The conventions are essentially three or four days of pageantry and pomp (read: propaganda) for both parties going into the final stretch of the campaign, held November 6. President Obama will front the Democratic Party’s meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina next week.
The 2012 election campaign has been labeled particularly nasty this year. But there’s always one thing at these meetings that elevate the tone: the balloon drop!
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