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  •  Oh Please. (8+ / 0-)

    The Democrats should have had the 2004 convention in New York.  Deciding, in 2002, not to do that was just a slap in the face.

    The convention will go, to a large extent, where the convention is wanted and where the convention can be successfully housed.  Denver would be a great symbolic location but if they can't manage to actually conduct the convention there (as suggested by the "disastrous" presentation) how will that make Democrats look?

    I like the idea of a good symbolic location, although I think the actual effect on the vote is probably overstated.  But logistics will always come first.

    Is America finally suffering from Idiot Fatigue?

    by LarryInNYC on Wed Sep 13, 2006 at 08:10:32 PM PDT

    •  I agree somewhat (1+ / 0-)
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      We should have been in NYC because of 9-11, and we should be in New Orleans because of Katrina.  Since The Big Easy pulled back it's bid, go to the next closest big city, Houston, and have the convention steps from where Katrina victims were force to flee, and will probably be left in '08.

      We really should put everything we can into putting them in New Orleans though...extend the deadline and send an all-star consulting team down to piece together a bid or something.

      And why aren't Cleveland, Miami, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh or Detroit on these short lists?

      I thought presidential campaigns were all about Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania and Michigan?

      And if we were looking west in addition to Denver, there's Phoenix and VEGAS!!!!!

      Hey Roberts lovers, a link to a CNN story PRIOR to the nomination: Big Biz Draws Up Supreme Court Wish List

      by DWCG on Wed Sep 13, 2006 at 11:09:18 PM PDT

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      •  Short lists (1+ / 0-)
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        Cleveland, Miami, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh or Detroit because they didn't bid for the convention. Detroit was the closest, at least requesting information on the bid, but deciding not to go forward. Cleveland is the interesting city, as they decided to bid for the GOP, but not the Democratic convention. See my blog in my signature for all the details of Detroit's decision not to bid.

    •  Y'know... (0+ / 0-)

      ...I don't give a fuck where it's at, but this is literally obnoxious as hell, and I'd wager you'd agree Larry.

      Fine, Markos.  We'll take our electoral votes and shove em up the Dems ass if we suck so goddamn much.

      The urge to save humanity is almost always a false face for the urge to rule it. ~ H.L. Mencken

      by Jay Elias on Thu Sep 14, 2006 at 06:58:19 AM PDT

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