2012 Presidential Candidates’ Biographies, Stance on the Issues Featured on Infoplease

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Trusted Reference Site Puts Campaign 2012 in Historical Perspective

As the 2012 presidential campaign comes down to the wire, Infoplease is here to provide factual information about the candidates and where they stand.

As the 2012 presidential campaign winds down, Infoplease offers voters a break from the political ads and 24-hour news cycle with factual, in-depth information on the candidates and the campaign. The trusted reference site features insights into the current election, as well as a historical perspective on past presidential elections.

The site’s “Campaign 2012” page features biographies of both the presidential and vice presidential candidates. Visitors can also link to detailed information on President Barack Obama’s and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s views on a wide range of issues, including the budget, immigration, energy/environment, foreign policy and same-sex marriage. Then they can vote in a special poll to voice their opinion on the most important issue of the 2012 presidential election.

“As the 2012 presidential campaign comes down to the wire, Infoplease is here to provide factual information about the candidates and where they stand,” said Jess M. Brallier, publisher, Infoplease. “Voters will also find great information in numerous articles on our site for putting today’s campaign practices into a historical perspective.”

Campaign finance is a hot topic this election season. Infoplease explains the rise of Super PACs, which have had a major influence in the 2012 campaign. Visitors will learn how these funding sources came about, the impact they had on the 2010 mid-term elections and how they have caused candidates on both sides of the aisle to push the limits of campaign finance regulations. Highlighted links at the bottom of the article take visitors to the websites of the Super PACs associated with the main candidates in the 2012 presidential election.

Another special article, “Religion and the Presidency,” explores why a president’s religion is so important to voters. And as the 2012 presidential and vice presidential debates begin, Infoplease offers insights into past debates by featuring Memorable Quotes from Debates.

Infoplease also sheds light on the “History of the Campaign Song,” illustrating that in the decades before the dawn of broadcast media and the Internet, candidates used catchy campaign songs to throw political jabs at each other. The article also focuses on recent candidates’ (sometimes dubious) choices of popular songs for their campaigns. In some instances, presidential hopefuls picked songs that didn’t send the intended message. In a different twist, several musicians have requested that candidates stop using their songs on the campaign trail.

While a scandal has not yet surfaced in the 2012 presidential campaign, there have been plenty in the past. In the article “Presidential Scandals,” visitors to Infoplease can explore embarrassing moments involving the commander in chief, ranging from President Bill Clinton’s infamous affair with an intern to Warren Harding and the Teapot Dome scandal.

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