Skip to comments.Cleveland, Dallas remaining finalists to host 2016 GOP National Convention
Posted on 06/26/2014 7:13:22 AM PDT by Las Vegas Dave
Cleveland is one of the two finalists to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.
The Republican National Committees Site Selection Committee made the announcement June 25 that it has chosen Cleveland and Dallas as the two finalists.
The committees decision was based on a thorough review of bids, presentations, and visits to each of the cities, according to a news release.
Cleveland and Dallas demonstrated their ability to host a phenomenal convention in 2016, and the RNC is excited about the prospect of hosting our convention in either of these great cities, Committee Chairwoman Enid Mickelsen said in a statement.
After visiting both cities, I can say to my fellow Republicans that we should be excited for the 2016 convention.
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But Cleveland is a good choice. We need Ohio, and this could help.
I will never understand why the GOP spends money in blue states, bluest cities. How does that make sense? Cleveland is not even really going to be safe. Don’t know about Dallas, never been there.
Cleveland? Why not throw Newark into the Equation too??
Dallas is the ticket!!!
I imagine the final decision will be left up to the DemocRATS and their pals in the state controlled “media”.
The Tea Party should skip the Republican left’s festivities, and throw a conservative party.
Mark and Dave, you going to rent your houses out?
Besides which, think about what could happen with the nomination process. It could get really heated with us sane people demanding Ted Cruz (a Texan) as nominee. Having it in TX could get weird.
Guess who gets my vote? :)
2012 - Tampa, Florida GOP lost the state.
2008 - St. Paul, Minnesota GOP lost the state.
2004 - New York, New York GOP lost the state.
2000 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania GOP lost the state.
1996 - San Diego, California GOP lost the state.
I'd say the odds of a Cleveland convention making a difference are pretty poor. On the other hand, given past history, maybe it should be in Cleveland. If it's in Dallas we may lose Texas.
Not anytime soon, we just finished cleaning the "entire house", basement to attic, and in-between!
Dallas never. The assignation undercurrent still there
I thought the GOP ‘84 convention was in Dallas?
A genuine question here...
Does it matter electorally where we hold the RNC?
I’m not sure I’ve evern heard of a state (or region) that was influenced to vote for a certain candidate just because the RNC (or DNC) was held there.
Ohio is a battleground state for 2016 - but in the great scheme of things, will it really matter where we hold the RNC?
I’m thinking not.
Opinions or comments - anyone?
My only comment is that I’ve been wondering the same thing. Does it really matter? Great question.
Sheesh I don’t know you could be right
Columbus, Cinci...not Cleveland. Cleveland will be a fiasco!
Cleveland with its unions etc. will be a nightmare! You want riots, they do this here...you will get your riots. Republicans and conservatives was more than hated in Cleveland.
How can I say this? I live in Greater Cleveland.
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