- George W Bush announced Cheney as his running mate 4 days prior to the convention.
- John Kerry announced John Edwards as his running mate 20 days prior to the convention (which was considered too long).
- Bill Clinton announced Al Gore as his running mate 4 days prior to the convention.
- Al Gore announced Joe Lieberman as his running mate a week before the convention.
- George HW Bush announced Dan Quayle as his running mate ON the first day of the convention (which was considered too short notice).
Some say The Olympics schedule (July 25thÂ – August 10th) may interfere with Obama’s announcement, stealing some of his thunder, but the Obama Camp assures us “they’ll work around it.”
Democratic National Convention: 7 weeks away (Monday, August 25th)
Republican National Convention: 8 weeks away (Monday, September 1st)