It seems as though these are getting later and later in the year. in 2004, I remember stepping off a plane at Logan after a red-eye from Denver in the end of June cause Daniella hadn't been born yet. And I remember that being the day when John Kerry made his way into the inner harbor and security was tight.
I saw this photo from Dan and thought it was interesting. I thought it was in poor taste for the RNC to hold its convention in Sept. 2004 in NYC trying to fearmonger and milk as much out of the memory of 9/11 as they can. According to a blog post I read, GWB took the stage at the RNC on Aug. 3rd 2000.