If you came here looking for a financial mathematical formula I’m sorry I have lead you astray on your search. This Leap Year Convention is not anything like that. In fact I tried to find a convention that talked about leap years or even if someone might hold their conventions every four years. I’ll tell you the reason for my search in a moment. As I searched for this type of convention, it dawned on my what conventions are leap year conventions — the democratic and republican conventions. We elect president’s during the leap years.
Why did I go into this and why is it important? Very simple. On this day in 1964, a little preemie baby was born, 4 pounds 6 ounces and small enough to just cover a mother’s hand. On this day I was brought into the world. I can still remember when I was a child wondering when the next time was that I would get to celebrate my birthday on February 29th, and my mother would always remind me, “When we get to elect the president, you get a birthday.”