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Report: Tampa will get 2012 RNC convention
tampabay.com ^ | May 11, 2010

Posted on 05/11/2010 5:29:36 PM PDT by Al B.

TAMPA - Several political blogs are reporting that the city of Tampa will be chosen to host the 2012 Republican National Convention.

The RNC has not made it official yet, as the vote and subsequent announcement is scheduled for Wednesday.

The Atlantic, a monthly political magazine, says Tampa has a 90 percent chance of winning the bid.

Tampa is up against Phoenix, Ariz. and Salt Lake City, Utah. Online outlets say Phoenix will likely lose the bid because of the recent heat Arizona has been getting for their newly passed immigration law. Local news reports from Salt Lake City are also pointing to Tampa as the winner.

(Excerpt) Read more at myfoxtampabay.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2012rncconvention; fl2012; tampa
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1 posted on 05/11/2010 5:29:36 PM PDT by Al B.
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To: Al B.

If true, then this is a big hit against Romney, who had counted on being coronated in Salt Lake City among the Latter Day Saints.


2 posted on 05/11/2010 5:32:54 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Al B.

I vote for Phoenix


3 posted on 05/11/2010 5:33:31 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: Al B.

Call to Arms
The senate will be voting on CO2 Cap and Trade tomorrow 5-12-10
Tell your senators to vote no.
Read about the bill at http://wattsupwiththat.com


4 posted on 05/11/2010 5:33:54 PM PDT by steveab (When was the last time someone tried to sell you a CO2 induced climate control system for your home?)
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To: blueyon

Phoenix ! Phoenix ! Phoenix !...


5 posted on 05/11/2010 5:34:15 PM PDT by libh8er
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To: blueyon

Should be Phoenix.


6 posted on 05/11/2010 5:34:25 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: Al B.

Nothing against Tampa, but Phoenix would be a perfect response to the lefts faux outrage and outright lies.

Would definitely need the Guard on hand though.


7 posted on 05/11/2010 5:35:33 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Al B.
Online outlets say Phoenix will likely lose the bid because of the recent heat Arizona has been getting for their newly passed immigration law

That's a big RNC FAIL right there.

8 posted on 05/11/2010 5:35:37 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: NewHampshireDuo
If not Phoenix, there should be one choice:


9 posted on 05/11/2010 5:35:59 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: Al B.

Buy stock in Mons Venus


10 posted on 05/11/2010 5:37:50 PM PDT by demsux (Obama: Killing Jobs Not Terrorists)
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To: Al B.

Congrats Tampa! We can have a Freeper “Blowout” in the area!


11 posted on 05/11/2010 5:38:09 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Al B.

My uncle up in Fairbanks AK want see Sarah Palin in bikini LOL!


12 posted on 05/11/2010 5:38:58 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: Al B.

Good pick.


13 posted on 05/11/2010 5:40:01 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (S)
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To: Al B.

14 posted on 05/11/2010 5:40:11 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

“You betcha” but I want to go to Phoenix!


15 posted on 05/11/2010 5:41:59 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: Al B.

The Governor of Florida hast just got done screwing the GOP. Why then is the GOP holding their convention in his state?

Can you imagine Charlie Crist tomorrow after the announcement, coming out and saying how “glad” he is that the GOP will hold their convention in Florida?!?!?


16 posted on 05/11/2010 5:43:20 PM PDT by advance_copy (Stand for life or nothing at all)
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To: blueyon

I vote for Phoenix too.


17 posted on 05/11/2010 5:43:33 PM PDT by nonliberal (Graduate: Curtis E. LeMay School of International Relations)
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To: SmokingJoe
Online outlets say Phoenix will likely lose the bid because of the recent heat Arizona has been getting for their newly passed immigration law

That's a big RNC FAIL right there.

Classic example why I will not give one dime to the RNC.

18 posted on 05/11/2010 5:44:23 PM PDT by evad (Jack has become "The Terminator")
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To: Bushbacker1
Hopefully, by 2012, the “R” designation might mean something worthwhile again.
November 2010 will seal the deal.

At the very least, it would be amusing to all Floridians to watch Crist prance around trying to invent the perception of “Republican” support.

19 posted on 05/11/2010 5:49:04 PM PDT by sarasmom (No incumbent re-elected, at any level of government office.(Period))
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To: Al B.

Tampa lost the bid in 2000 and 2004 so it is not shocking they would win this time no matter who else was bidding.


20 posted on 05/11/2010 5:49:10 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Rick Perry - TX Gov/Coburn/Rubio - Senate 2010 !)
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To: Al B.

Fitting. Go to the place where local Republican officials brought about the judicial murder of Terri Schindler Schiavo. Have a party! Yay!


21 posted on 05/11/2010 5:49:15 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Make full use of the First, so we aren't forced to exercise the tools of the Second.)
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To: blueyon

I vote for Tampa, of course I live in Tampa.


22 posted on 05/11/2010 5:50:03 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Al B.

Jeb Bush accepts the coronation...err...nomination...


23 posted on 05/11/2010 5:53:30 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Tea Party. We are the party of NO! NO to more government! NO to more spending! NO to more taxation!)
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To: Bushbacker1

What a time our gang will have there!!!


24 posted on 05/11/2010 5:54:59 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: EternalVigilance

“Fitting. Go to the place where local Republican officials brought about the judicial murder of Terri Schindler Schiavo. Have a party! Yay!”

Eh, you might want to try again sport.


25 posted on 05/11/2010 5:56:44 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: blueyon
Phoenix in August? No thanks.

My vote is for Tampa. (Not that it counts.)

26 posted on 05/11/2010 5:57:33 PM PDT by Jess Kitting
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To: Al B.

Arizona and Salt Lake are much redder than FL. But they’re going to find it’s pretty darn hot and rainy here in FL in August.

If it’s true, I’m happy—I’m going to volunteer!


27 posted on 05/11/2010 5:58:58 PM PDT by GatorGirl (Eschew Socialism!)
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To: Jess Kitting
Hurricane season. It would be riskier in September, however.
28 posted on 05/11/2010 5:59:04 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: driftdiver

Can you point to another Bushie in Pinellas County who had more local political pull than Judge Greer?


29 posted on 05/11/2010 5:59:10 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Make full use of the First, so we aren't forced to exercise the tools of the Second.)
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To: blueyon

Me too. The RNC should announce they are going to chose Phoenix as a sign of support for the legislation they just passed.


30 posted on 05/11/2010 5:59:18 PM PDT by joesjane (The strength of the pack is the wolf - Rudyard Kipling)
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To: advance_copy

Because we don’t need that lying whore.


31 posted on 05/11/2010 5:59:34 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Bushbacker1

We should do the blowout at Berns Steakhouse or the Columbia Restaurant in Ybor.


32 posted on 05/11/2010 5:59:54 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: EternalVigilance
BTTT!

That heinous debacle was actually perpetrated in Pinellas County, not Hillsborough(Tampa).
Not that the distinction matters much.

But for those of us who care/cared, I suggest we maintain our focus on 2010, and deal with potential political showboating in 2012 when and/or/if they really happen.

I vote for Phoenix.

33 posted on 05/11/2010 6:01:53 PM PDT by sarasmom (No incumbent re-elected, at any level of government office.(Period))
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To: EternalVigilance

Amazing at the strange connections people will make up.


34 posted on 05/11/2010 6:02:11 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: sarasmom

Phoenix would be fitting but I doubt it will happen. That would take too much strength.


35 posted on 05/11/2010 6:03:44 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: blueyon

Tampa is a wonderful city. We went down for the Outback Bowl and the people are wonderful and the food is great. We are at the Columbia and the food was some of the best we had ever had.


36 posted on 05/11/2010 6:04:40 PM PDT by MamaB (If you see someone without a smile, give them yours.)
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To: Clemenza

The Columbia was wonderful. The staff could not have been nicer. I loved the tiles on the front which I was told were imported from Spain.


37 posted on 05/11/2010 6:07:35 PM PDT by MamaB (If you see someone without a smile, give them yours.)
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To: 3D-JOY

Hey! Great to hear from you!!!!!!


38 posted on 05/11/2010 6:19:41 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Clemenza

Both very pricey, but it only comes along once every ? years! OK! I prefer the Columbia or Texas Cattle Company in Lakeland.


39 posted on 05/11/2010 6:22:23 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: driftdiver
Really?

I find it amazing how it appears that so very many people are seemingly unable to connect such obviously related “dots”!

I live near Tampa. Have for a couple of decades.

Crist is at best a RINO,(OBVIOUSLY) and I refused to vote his sorry ass into his current position.

Amazing that anyone on this forum would support him in any way.

Who pays you to post?

40 posted on 05/11/2010 6:23:46 PM PDT by sarasmom (No incumbent re-elected, at any level of government office.(Period))
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To: evad

the Florida vote is way more important than AZ for the Electoral College. There are easy roads to the whitehouse without AZ, but long ones without Florida. This is a good move IMO.


41 posted on 05/11/2010 6:25:30 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (3V3Ry71N' 084M4 D03z 83N3f17Z MU5l1mz. c01NC1d3nc3?)
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To: Clemenza
at Berns Steakhouse

I worked there many moons ago (mid 1980s.) Fantastic place.

42 posted on 05/11/2010 6:25:58 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Al B.

Tampa is much better than the liberal cities the RINOS usually pick.


43 posted on 05/11/2010 6:28:15 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: Al B.

This is good. This way Allen West can accept the nomination in his home state.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VP2p91dvm6M


44 posted on 05/11/2010 6:28:41 PM PDT by Falcon28
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To: sarasmom

That time of the month? I hear midol helps.

What part of he (Crist) is a lying whore makes you think I support him?


45 posted on 05/11/2010 6:35:12 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

Sounds like you are thinking strategically. Hopefully the RNC will as well.


46 posted on 05/11/2010 6:35:56 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: GatorGirl
If it’s true, I’m happy—I’m going to volunteer!

Volunteering is good, but partying is better! And, it should be a great time to party!

Lot of pubbies will be getting their asses handed to them (metaphorically, of course) via Tea Parties and will be more than happy to toe the party/conservative line....again!

47 posted on 05/11/2010 6:36:08 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: driftdiver

I can only hope that is why. FL had 27 EC votes and AZ had 10 last time. Either that or Jeb is going to use it as a platform or George P. Bush or something....


48 posted on 05/11/2010 6:41:03 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (3V3Ry71N' 084M4 D03z 83N3f17Z MU5l1mz. c01NC1d3nc3?)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

Jeb was a very good Gov and would make a better President than his brother, but we’ve had enough of that family.


49 posted on 05/11/2010 6:44:02 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Al B.

Good call!


50 posted on 05/11/2010 6:46:47 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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