Skip to comments.The 8 Cities That Could Host the 2016 GOP Convention
Posted on 02/27/2014 7:06:16 PM PST by SMGFan
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus announced on Twitter today the finalist cities to host the 2016 Republican Convention. And the nominees are
Cleveland, Ohio; Cincinnati, Ohio; Columbus, Ohio; Denver, Colo.; Dallas, Texas; Kansas City, Mo.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.
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Why not Detroit? Republicans could show to the world the result of liberal government. Also, it’s where Reagan has his 1980 convention.
Its where Ronald Reagan was nominated. Republicans are doing a whole hell of a lot more for Detroit than democrats are doing.
Where will the Tea Party convention be?
Cleveland Ohio for the GOP convention...
What a freakin’ nightmare!
The GOP will not host a convention in Sin city. Las Vegas. Cleveland Ohio is a no go too.
They should have it in Mexico City, or maybe Juarez.
Well, I’d say Arizona and Ohio are bad decisions. Mainly because Brewer or Rob Portman might attend.
Not in Denver . That site is up in smoke.
I think you just may have something there. It’s a win-win. Get in their face and brag about our ideas at the same time.
WHEN is the GOP Convention?
Have Clint make an appearance. Priceless.
Denver, Dallas, or KC....the others are non-starters.
I do agree about Detroit, however...
How about Avalon on Catalina island? The Casino could host it. ALL ferry service to the island could be booked. Protesters could tear up downtown L.A. and the GOP would not be responsible for it. Book cruise ships to dock there. Can they handle 30k+ people?
Everything up to date in Kansas City
They’ve gone about as fur As they can go
They got a big theatre called a burley Q
Fur fifty cents you can see a dandy show!
Should be Denver.
I think they still have those Greek columns, and could be used as background. They should first be broken and changed to be in ruins.
They should offer to hire every far-left entertainer in the country, and then sue each of them into bankrupcy when they refuse the offer.
Though I doubt the left would see the irony.
All possible candidates do surprisingly well in Colorado polls, and what if Udall is kicked out this year? If so, Denver would be a real statement.
“Look Ma, the [Bread and] Circus is coming to town!”
Sin City wouldn't be a good site. The convention center is located a considerable distance from most of the hotels where delegates, alternates, media, etc. would be staying and public transportation is poor. Besides, summertime temperatures would be in the triple digits.
Dear gawd, not denver again.....
I live there...
huh? when did Cleveland become a sin city?
How about Tamuning, the tourist area on Guam.
Guam has a Republican governor (Eddy Calvo) who has reduced government spending and brought the territory back from the edge of bankruptcy. They certainly have enough hotel space and that time of year is the rainy season when tourism is down.
Warm but but not super hot climate.
Generally a less unwholesome place than Las Vegas
It is also remote enough that the rent a riots protesters would have to spend money to come, they couldn’t just be bussed in from California or Ewwww Yuck City. (since a large number of leftist environmental types think airplanes are a huge environmental catastrophe maybe they’d stay a way)
The major industry on Guam after tourism is the US Military so there could be some neat tie-ins with that regarding the Obamanation of Desolations policies.
Lastly my supervisor went to the Obamanation of Desolation’s inauguration, having the Republicans come here might cause him to crap his pants and that would be fun
I've been to that theater. It's called the Kemper Arena, and it's where the GOP held its National Convention in 1976. And it was a dandy show--Reagan delegates and guests celebrating by blowing horns after Reagan's name was placed in nomination; Governor Nelson Rockefeller of New York; a Ford delegate; ripping out telephone wires to keep Reagan delegates from communicating; the Texas delegation and the California delegation, all Reagan delegates, shouting back and forth at one another "Viva! Olé!"; Jack Ford, President Gerald Ford's son pouring confetti over the Texas delegation from the balcony to rub it in after Ford won the nomination, and TV cameras focusing on a group of diehard Reaganites--including your's truly--shouting at Ford, "Four More Months" as the convention drew to a close.
I have lived in or near all of them except Las Vegas and Cleveland. Vegas is desert and Cleveland is .........Cleveland.
A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL
That is a good question
Maybe Columbus would be a nice pick and Sarah Palin’s acceptance speech could be in the big horseshoe.
Hopefully they will pick a week in which there are no hurricanes.
Dallas, like in `84.
They've decided to hold it one month after the election this time around. This way none of them have to make any commitments on issues or anything messy like that. The strategy is designed to try and make the GOP look more "inclusive".
Puke. I was thinking Cleveland, Columbus, or Cincinnati would be good choices because they're the political epicenter of America, but then you mentioned Portman and I realized you're right... the little turd WOULD most likely try to take an "active role" if it was in his home state, and he'd probably even want to introduce the nominee or give a speech about "small businesses" or something (he'd still slip some pro-gay rights reference into the speech anyway). Ohio is a no go.
Looking at the remaining options, the most logical choice for me is Denver because we need that state to stop voting RAT in Presidential elections, and we have a good chance at some statewide pickups this year to build ground for 2016. I know the RATs have been to Denver before, and fairly recently, but looking at the list of GOP conventions, I don't think they've ever given it a shot: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Republican_National_Conventions
The freeper suggestion of holding it Detroit so we could inflitrate deep inside the enemy's camp and show America what one-party RAT rule has done is intriguing irony, but do you really want to torture the delegates by forcing them to get hotels there? Putting in Denver after the RATs celebrated Obama there is a big enough middle finger to them.
I hope the RNC will finally lose Colin Powell's invite, but I won't hold my breathe.
After November, 2014?
After November, 2016?
Another one I have considered is Iowa. The rats should NOT have won that last time. They lost North Carolina and Indiana from the first go-around. Iowa is a largely rural state. There is no excuse to keep losing it.
But I think turning Colorado around is a priority.
Right. Have the convection AFTER the election. Avoid all that messy stuff that goes on before elections completely.
Uh, - - - - okay - - - - ?
Will the elected then name him or herself as the nominee?
Probably won’t even have a veep if the nominee that never was loses in an election where no candidates appeared on the ballot.
This digital world is a tad to fast for me!
We did something similar to Iowa in 2008 when the GOP held it in Minnesota, trying to win a rural midwestern state that they always come THISCLOSE to taking, but lose to the RATs.
As for Iowa, even though it never hosts the national conventions, both major parties kiss their butts every presidential election because they’re the first-in-the-nation primary state. I was in Ames, Iowa in 2007 for the straw poll, and it was a circus. Not only was every hotel in town booked, but so were all the hotels in the 3 surrounding towns.
I’m not sure where they would hold such a national convention though. Des Moines? Ceder Rapids? Even though pale compared to Minneapolis in ‘08. Iowa will likely never host a national convention because it’s like having one in Montana.
I love the suggestions is post #18 and #19 for things we could do in Denver to drive the RATs insane. The national convention is basically an infomercial, they should take advantage of it and make the RATs look bad.
The Forest of Compiegne should be on the list, until we find out who the nominee is.
Dallas, like in `84.
I worked as a volunteer at that one, as did so many others of our chapter of the ASQ (a professional group; Am. Soc. for Quality).
The location was not the best, as Dallas lacked in transportation to and from hotels, bars, etc., at the time.
Dallas now has the DART mass transit system that covers most areas and a tremendous increase in hotel rooms, with lots of new late night/live entertainment areas near the hotels.
If the convention is held in June, then that’s before any real hot weather hits the DFW area... and we use a/c here in this area. ...........I vote for Dallas!
I think Stockton or San Bernardino would like the business.
“Reaganites—including your’s truly—shouting at Ford, “Four More Months” as the convention drew to a close. “
Hey, I should say thank you for 4 years of Jimmy Carter.
Got to be Dallas! Texas is the only state that will permit the convention.
Apparently they will whore themselves out to draw event business to their state!