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    (and I was rooting for Denver too)

    There are various things they could do to demonstrate that it wasn't "elitist NYC".

    Point out the ways in which NYC is an example of good liberal policies making life better for everyone: public transportation, parks, social programs, etc.  Say, "We want to bring these benefits of NYC to the rest of the country!"  The train and subway service is an especially good sell -- everyone wants that now, but NYC is one of the few US cities which has it.

    Point out that the NYPD has more Arabic speakers and its counterterrorism program has a better record than the FBI.  Explain that with Democrats in power in Washington, the FBI will become as good as the NYPD.

    NYC is sometimes called the "capital of the world".  Make use of that.  Make every effort to welcome people from elsewhere.  For starters, all delegates should be flown in free (well, at the DNC's expense), except those who are close enough to come by train.  (This may already happen, I don't know.)

    -5.63, -8.10 | Libertarian Liberal

    by neroden on Thu Sep 14, 2006 at 09:41:36 AM PDT

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