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Presidential Campaign Visits: Exciting or a Nuisance?

Love 'em or hate 'em, the candidates' visits to the Tampa Bay area probably won't stop anytime soon. What do you think of politicians coming to your town?

With Florida a battleground state – and Tampa Bay considered key to the presidential election – campaigning has been nonstop in 2012.

The showdowns started with the Florida Primary in January, when Republican presidential hopefuls started descending on Tampa Bay.

They intensified when the Republican National Convention came to town last month, with GOP nominee Gov. Mitt Romney and his crew bringing major buzz and more than a little disruption to downtown Tampa.

Things heated up again recently, as President Barack Obama stopped in Seminole, route: {:controller=>"articles", :action=>"show", :id=>"obama-met-by-11-000-supporters"} -->, and Paul Ryan, Romney's VP pick,

jasminetea September 19, 2012 at 05:41 PM
So's Obama. So would you be all for redistribution of wealth? This article is buried in the business section on Huff Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/18/obama-loyola-speech-leaked-redistribution_n_1894625.html?1348003636&icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D207416
Amy Dinovo September 19, 2012 at 07:30 PM
Like Michael D. I'd prefer to see the other candidates that are not part of the two major machines. I'm familiar enough with the both narratives that come from the wealthiest parties' candidates. It's those other 10 at last count, names that will be on the presidential ballot in Florida that I'm interested in hearing. Do they have any new ideas that might work their way into our national dialog? If, as some have stated, a Romney loss will be the demise of the GOP, what takes its place? So my answer to the question(s) are determined by what is meant by "candidates," because I've heard enough from the red and blue candidates.
Michael D. September 19, 2012 at 08:52 PM
Article Released by Forbes through Reuters... Capitalism in America is live and good with a "Socialist" President. http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/09/19/usa-billionaires-forbes-idINL1E8KJ8PC20120919 The net worth of the richest people in American grew by 1.7 Trillion Dollars, or grew 13% from last year.. The Net Worth of the top 400 earners is $13.56 Trillion dollars, also meaning $4.2 Billion growth on average. The lowest net worth was $1.1 out of the group, compared to $1.05. So I guess our weathly must be hurting? People who know how to use the system, are making money. I guess we are in trouble if the Standard & Poor 500 index rose almost 20% over the past year (as stated in the article). I guess the Rich are getting Richer... but that can't be happening with a "Socialist" President, right? America will always be a Capitalistic society regardless of the labels and propaganda that is out there.
Bill September 21, 2012 at 11:14 PM
the 1%
Bill September 21, 2012 at 11:18 PM
Not worth the hassles. They have paid shills in the audience. only time when I worked at HCC and I could walk over to hear Obama speak . No wait no hassle. I met Rosalyn Carter on a WHite House tour once. Those days are gone.

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