Inspired by Ersco: With four cities left in the running for the GOP national convention in 2016, Cleveland is still in the race among Denver, Dallas, and Kansas City. Will Cleveland get the convention?
It better be that or Denver. Why the hell would we not have it in a battleground state?!
Cuyahoga County is 100% Democratic and suffering a lot of poverty, heavily African American, with failing schools in Cleveland. The GOP, and our Republican Governor Kasich, would have a lot of 'splainin' to do, Lucy!
Cleveland is smack dab in the middle of an overwhelmingly Democrat loyal county. It'd be pretty stupid to locate a National Republican event there, giving the economic benefits of tourism to the enemy.
I'm pretty sure they base it on rational criteria ... You know, stuff like adequate facilities, hotel rooms, ability to support the needs of the delegates, security, etc. LOL at "giving benefit to the enemy."
By the way, Ross, where are you in Ohio?
Never mind, I see it in your profile. Where is Milford?
Cleveland will get it just because of Ohio's importance in the election.
Id put my bet on Denver
Cleveland DESERVES the GOP.
Why, what did Cleveland ever do to deserve that circus?
I don't care who gets it as long as it's not Denver.
Alice. I have a question for you. Krups boycott or buy. I heard they ran slave camps and never apologized. One of the news magazine shows. Someone else said wrong company.
I found this site, which seems very credible. www.straightdope.com/columns/read/1095/did-krups-braun-and-mercedes-benz-make-nazi-concentration-camp-ovens
There are two different German companies, with similar names, Krupp and Krups. The company that had Nazi ties is Krupp. Krups is a small appliance manufacturer and quite innocent.
Here's another good informative article en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krupp.
Along those lines, did did you know that the American company IBM was not so innocent? Until the time that the United States declared war, they sold computers to the Nazis. These early computers were very helpful in helping to implement the ...
... Final Solution. They helped the Nazis be a lot more efficient in finding their enemies and keeping track of them. After we got into the war, the German division of IBM carried on.
Thank you Alice for all that information that was really interesting.
Go Cleveland! I don't want it in KC.
Sh! Don't tell ersco. LOL
Cleveland is my maiden name lol
The Browns suck
Of course they do ... as do the Indians and most other Cleveland sports teams. Oh well! :)
Dallas? That's nowhere near Connecticut.
Both parties need Ohio. It would help the GOP.
I hope we get this!
That would be so cool for you.
It's going to be hard to beat our presentation!
I am not involved, except as an interested Clevelander. I gather you are actively working on the KC presentation. I did hear a blurb on TV, this evening. One of the GOP guys was very impressed by us. He said something to ...
... the effect of, "The other cities are going to have to work very hard to beat Cleveland." :)
I think it would be near if Cleveland or KC won the bid since we're both the underdogs. Even though I have no connection to the GOP I think it would be great to host it.
I'm in Tampa and it was certainly a boost to our economy here, but made the traffic pretty horrible.