Skip to comments.Report: Tampa will get 2012 RNC convention
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 ...
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.
I vote for Phoenix
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Phoenix ! Phoenix ! Phoenix !...
Should be Phoenix.
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.
That's a big RNC FAIL right there.
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Congrats Tampa! We can have a Freeper “Blowout” in the area!
My uncle up in Fairbanks AK want see Sarah Palin in bikini LOL!
“You betcha” but I want to go to Phoenix!
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?!?!?
I vote for Phoenix too.
That's a big RNC FAIL right there.
Classic example why I will not give one dime to the RNC.
At the very least, it would be amusing to all Floridians to watch Crist prance around trying to invent the perception of “Republican” support.
Tampa lost the bid in 2000 and 2004 so it is not shocking they would win this time no matter who else was bidding.
Fitting. Go to the place where local Republican officials brought about the judicial murder of Terri Schindler Schiavo. Have a party! Yay!
I vote for Tampa, of course I live in Tampa.
Jeb Bush accepts the coronation...err...nomination...
What a time our gang will have there!!!
“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.
My vote is for Tampa. (Not that it counts.)
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!
Can you point to another Bushie in Pinellas County who had more local political pull than Judge Greer?
Me too. The RNC should announce they are going to chose Phoenix as a sign of support for the legislation they just passed.
Because we don’t need that lying whore.
We should do the blowout at Berns Steakhouse or the Columbia Restaurant in Ybor.
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.
Amazing at the strange connections people will make up.
Phoenix would be fitting but I doubt it will happen. That would take too much strength.
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.
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.
Hey! Great to hear from you!!!!!!
Both very pricey, but it only comes along once every ? years! OK! I prefer the Columbia or Texas Cattle Company in Lakeland.
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?
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.
I worked there many moons ago (mid 1980s.) Fantastic place.
Tampa is much better than the liberal cities the RINOS usually pick.
This is good. This way Allen West can accept the nomination in his home state.
That time of the month? I hear midol helps.
What part of he (Crist) is a lying whore makes you think I support him?
Sounds like you are thinking strategically. Hopefully the RNC will as well.
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!
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....
Jeb was a very good Gov and would make a better President than his brother, but we’ve had enough of that family.
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