Election 2012

9/11 Political Moratorium Ends

It's probably healthy that the anniversary is no longer a politics-free day


The two presidential candidates have not been focused on political activity today, the 11th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, but the day has been far from devoid of politics, in a marked change from the way it was treated by politicians prior to the tenth anniversary of the terror attacks.

Bill Clinton is campaigning in Florida later today for President Obama. It seems unlikely he'll give a full-throated version of the Charlotte convention speech, but it's still a campaign event. The campaigns' ads are down, although strategiests like David Axelrod are engaging on Twitter. Some Republican outside groups are still on the air, as is Richard Mourdock in Indiana.