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  •  If Hilary has studied her history... (2+ / 0-)
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    wader, dss

    she wouldn't want it in NYC.

    One of the trends that did not fall in 2004 was the Curse of the Hometown Convention.  Candidates nominated at home (Bush I in Huston in 92, Kerry in Boston in 04, etc.) lose.

    It's gone this way for 130something years (at least for Dems).

    Democratic candidate Horatio Seymour lost to General Ulysses S. Grant in 1868 after getting the nomination in New York. It took 103 ballots -- the most ever -- for Democrats in New York to settle on John W. Davis, who then was buried by President Calvin Coolidge in the 1924 general election.

    Adlai Stevenson of Illinois received the nomination in 1952 and 1956 in Chicago, and both times got whipped by Dwight Eisenhower.

    From... Kerry, Home-State Nominee, May Have to Bury History's `Curse'

    "No government has the right to tell its citizens whom to love. The only queer people are those who don't love anybody." - Rita Mae Brown (-4.75, -7.13)

    by AUBoy2007 on Wed Sep 13, 2006 at 08:28:07 PM PDT

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