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.
Campaign visits: Love 'em or hate 'em, but don't expect them to end anytime soon.
No, with Florida a critical state in the presidential election year and the so-called I-4 corridor up for grabs, according to some pundits, count on more campaign stops in the Tampa Bay area.
In fact, Obama is slated to come to Tampa and Romney to Sarasota this week.
So, what do you think of all the attention our area is getting from national politicians?
- Are visits from presidential nominees to your town still exciting, or has it become old hat by now?
- Is it nice for the Tampa Bay area to be in the spotlight, or is it not worth all the headaches, disruptions and traffic delays?
- Could a hometown visit from a candidate and hearing his message still sway your vote? Or have you heard it all before?
Post a comment below and let everyone know what you think.