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Eleven Cities Want Dem Convention in 2008
AP ^ | Feb. 27, 2006 | Will Lester

Posted on 02/28/2006 11:37:13 AM PST by rebrane

WASHINGTON Feb 27, 2006 (AP)-- Eleven cities have shown interest in playing host to the 2008 Democratic National Convention, twice the number of cities that applied to get the 2004 gathering.

The DNC initially sent out letters to more than 30 cities, giving them an overview and finding out their level of interest.

The 11 cities that said they were interested: Anaheim, Calif.; Dallas; Denver; Detroit; Las Vegas; Minneapolis; New Orleans; New York; Orlando, Fla.; Phoenix and San Antonio.

Some of the cities are in critical swing states like Florida and Arizona, while others are in population centers like New York and the Los Angeles area. Those in the Southwest and Rocky Mountain region are in states where Democrats hope a growing Hispanic population could help tip the balance. Dallas and San Antonio are in firmly Republican Texas.

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1 posted on 02/28/2006 11:37:20 AM PST by rebrane
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To: rebrane

how about baghdad or islamabad.?


2 posted on 02/28/2006 11:37:57 AM PST by jw777
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To: rebrane

I think the New Orleans Superdome makes sense.


3 posted on 02/28/2006 11:38:25 AM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: jw777

The only appropriate place to do it is ANWR.


4 posted on 02/28/2006 11:39:07 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: 1Old Pro

If they come here to Phoenix, I'm planning to take my vacation and get out of town!


5 posted on 02/28/2006 11:39:27 AM PST by princess leah
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To: rebrane


I thought Key West, Fla. held the convention every Halloween?


6 posted on 02/28/2006 11:39:47 AM PST by in hoc signo vinces ("Houston, TX...a waiting quagmire for jihadis. American gals are worth fighting for!")
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To: rebrane
They're just begging for a hurricane.


7 posted on 02/28/2006 11:39:53 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: jw777

I hear Paris is lovely in that time of the year!


8 posted on 02/28/2006 11:40:17 AM PST by rebrane
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To: Brilliant

under the arctic ice cap?


9 posted on 02/28/2006 11:40:36 AM PST by jw777
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To: rebrane

Mountains of Afghanistan would be perfect.


10 posted on 02/28/2006 11:41:13 AM PST by lilylangtree
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To: 1Old Pro
I think the New Orleans Superdome makes sense.

Especially since the convention takes place during the middle of hurricane season!
11 posted on 02/28/2006 11:41:52 AM PST by LA Woman3 ("Throw me something, mister!")
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To: jw777

Hugo Chavez would proudly host them in socialist Venezuela.


12 posted on 02/28/2006 11:46:10 AM PST by TravisBickle (The War on Terror: Win It There or Fight It Here)
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To: rebrane

I think Detroit should be the choice.

Its the perfect example of what happens when you adopt Dem policies - squalor, poverty, neglect and corruption.


13 posted on 02/28/2006 11:46:12 AM PST by babyface00
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To: princess leah
If they come here to Phoenix, I'm planning to take my vacation and get out of town!

I heard that Phoenix was trying for the Republican convention.

14 posted on 02/28/2006 11:46:41 AM PST by DejaJude (Admiral Clark said, "Our mantra today is life, liberty and the pursuit of those who threaten it!")
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To: rebrane

Good luck guys. We had it in Boston and it was a disaster.


15 posted on 02/28/2006 11:47:54 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: rebrane

Chernobyl.


16 posted on 02/28/2006 11:48:07 AM PST by Sax
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To: rebrane
Given that the movers and shakers of today's democRAT Party spend their summers there anyway,I'd say that Martha's Vineyard is the place to hold it.

That way,Kerry and Cronkite could just step off of their yachts and be standing on the podium in 5 minutes.

17 posted on 02/28/2006 11:49:35 AM PST by Gay State Conservative
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To: rebrane

Send it to Dallas. Then these leftist idiots can find out what happens to rioters in Texas.


18 posted on 02/28/2006 11:50:35 AM PST by Centurion2000 (Islam's true face: http://makeashorterlink.com/?J169127BC)
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To: BibChr
Since they'll likely be nominating Hillary - Sunnydale, California would be perfect.

Right on top of the hellmouth.

19 posted on 02/28/2006 11:50:52 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: 1Old Pro

Ditto !


20 posted on 02/28/2006 11:51:35 AM PST by Mears (The Killer Queen-caviar and cigarettes.)
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To: rebrane
The 11 cities that said they were interested: Anaheim, Calif.; Dallas; Denver; Detroit; Las Vegas; Minneapolis; New Orleans; New York; Orlando, Fla.; Phoenix and San Antonio.

Wouldn't their communist...er...I mean, liberal convention be more appropriateely held in their center for all liberal/communist ideals? San Francisco?
21 posted on 02/28/2006 11:53:15 AM PST by adorno
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To: dead

LOL!

Except Buffy sealed that opening; Her Heinous would have to find another.

Dan


22 posted on 02/28/2006 11:53:37 AM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: cotton1706

Disaster? They had a few problems but I certainly wouldn't call it a disaster.

The Red Sox insanity caused more problems.


23 posted on 02/28/2006 11:53:51 AM PST by Mears (The Killer Queen-caviar and cigarettes.)
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To: DejaJude; babyface00

So is San Antonio. I think Denver would be good but the People's Republic of Boulder would be even better. San Antonio is typically Republican.

I was at DU and kicked off in one day! You should see the FR piece they have going... ;o)


24 posted on 02/28/2006 11:53:55 AM PST by Froufrou
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To: jw777
how about baghdad or islamabad.?

Or Leningrad or Stalingrad.

25 posted on 02/28/2006 11:55:28 AM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: 1Old Pro
I think the New Orleans Superdome makes sense.
 
LOL, my frist thought.  Maybe Katrina has a brother who can come to visit.

26 posted on 02/28/2006 11:56:53 AM PST by united1000
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To: Sax

How about San Francisco with Barney Frank as the key note speaker.


27 posted on 02/28/2006 11:57:59 AM PST by oldtimer
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To: Mears

The whole city was desserted for the week. Businesses lost a bundle. The Democratic party catered the delegates instead of letting them eat locally and help the economy. They hired cars for the delegates which angered the cab drivers, who had nobody else to drive around since the city was empty. Our idiot mayor intended it to be a boom for the city. It was the opposite.


28 posted on 02/28/2006 11:59:40 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: 1Old Pro

I'm with you - New Orleans would be oh so apropos


29 posted on 02/28/2006 11:59:44 AM PST by trebb ("I am the way... no one comes to the Father, but by me..." - Jesus in John 14:6 (RSV))
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To: Diddle E. Squat

Or Alcatraz, Caracas, or the Gaza Strip...


30 posted on 02/28/2006 12:01:50 PM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: oldtimer

That would work too. I was happily imaging the problems they'd encounter getting back into the country while sending geiger counters into fits.


31 posted on 02/28/2006 12:03:09 PM PST by Sax
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To: Diddle E. Squat

Or Beijing, Aruba, or Provincetown...


32 posted on 02/28/2006 12:03:19 PM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: cotton1706

But old Mumbles got elected again,didn't he? The Massachusetts voter never ceases to amaze me.


33 posted on 02/28/2006 12:04:18 PM PST by Mears (The Killer Queen-caviar and cigarettes.)
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To: Brilliant
The only appropriate place to do it is ANWR.

Actually, no!

The most appropriate place for a democratic convention would be at a site where they have a huge and loyal constituency. What city has the largest cemetery with the largest number of potential dead voters?
34 posted on 02/28/2006 12:04:27 PM PST by adorno
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To: Mears

The union thugs aren't going to vote for anybody else. He's kept the Big Dig moving slowly for 13 years.


35 posted on 02/28/2006 12:10:09 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: Froufrou
From an article last week in the Arizona Republic:

"I think there is absolutely an opportunity to make it happen," said Gordon, although he said Phoenix likely would have more ammunition by 2012 with new hotel rooms and a light- rail system up and fully running. "But if we submit for 2008, we'll be serious about it," Gordon said. "Obviously, we'll have to seek a lot of support from the business community and the party to help sponsor it." The GOP's site selection committee is to decide on finalist cities by mid-summer. The committee will make a final selection by Feb. 1, 2007. The mayor said Phoenix also would be interested in hosting a Democratic National Convention.

36 posted on 02/28/2006 12:18:29 PM PST by DejaJude (Admiral Clark said, "Our mantra today is life, liberty and the pursuit of those who threaten it!")
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To: LA Woman3

minneapolis will get it. it's a disaster in progress.


37 posted on 02/28/2006 12:26:13 PM PST by Rakkasan1 (Muslims pray to Allah, Allah prays to Chuck Norris.)
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To: rebrane

New Orleans gets my vote... just say N.O.


38 posted on 02/28/2006 12:27:35 PM PST by Dick Vomer (liberals suck......... but it depends on what your definition of the word "suck" is.)
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To: DejaJude

I was told San Antonio already has the State Convention for this year...


39 posted on 02/28/2006 12:28:42 PM PST by Froufrou
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To: rebrane

I think the Dem 2008 convention should be in New Orleans. Here is a chance for the dem/lib/lefties to put their money where their mouths are. Give it to NO so the money can come back and help rebuild New Orleans. I dont' see any other city more deserving. Now, let's see how badly the dem/lib/lefties want to help New Orleans after the administration was so responsible and then ole barney saying Bush was doing ethnic cleansing there. Come on Dems...where is your heart? Take the convention to New Orleans. Let hillereee, pelosi, gore, dean, kerry, kennedy and all that ilk go there and really pump up the city. This is a real opportunity for the dems to help out New Orleans. Will they step up to the plate and be counted or will they just buzz by New Orleans and pretend she doesn't exist. They ARE after all only talkers about things, right? Let's see how much they REALLY care about New Orleans and what all they have been through. Let's see if Nagin, Blanco and Landrieu all scream for New Orleans to host the Dem convention. I think it would be a real blast. Anyone else agree?


40 posted on 02/28/2006 1:09:59 PM PST by cubreporter (I trust Rush. He has done more for this country than any of us will ever know. Go Rush!)
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To: oldtimer

We have enough of his kind here. Do you remember, and I can't remember the name of the person who said it, but he was talking about Barney and referred to him as Barney F@g? It was not on purpose, but it was quite an embarrasing gaffe to be caught on tape. Funny though.


41 posted on 02/28/2006 1:32:14 PM PST by jw777
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