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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 04:39 PM
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Poll question: Where do you want the 2008 Democratic National Convention to be?
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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 04:43 PM
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1. I like Denver...
smack in the middle of America. The Republicans holding a GOP convention in New York City made some sense -- reaching out to the Northeast, where they're weak. Similarly, they're holding their 2008 convention in solidly blue Minneapolis/St. Paul. While I don't agree with the GOP on much, I do agree on this tactic. The Dems holding a convention in NYC looks insular, but the Dems in Denver looks more open.
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 04:47 PM
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3. Thanks, I hope they hold it here in Denver too...
Edited on Fri Dec-15-06 04:47 PM by originalpckelly
We have just constructed this AMAZING new Convention Center. It's beautiful.

Right across from the Denver Performing Arts Complex and only blocks from the 16th Street Mall, a shopping district with free Natural Gas powered Mall Rides.
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Kerrytravelers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 04:55 PM
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9. The g-o-piggies had their '04 convention in NYC to exploit 9-11.
I'd like to see the DNC in Denver, as NYC is the focal point of many large events, Denver is beautiful and part of the West that is turning Blue!
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T Wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 04:45 PM
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2. Denver, because
1) NYC has been through enough and they need a break. My daughter started at NYU during the repuke convention and it really did screw up things in the city. I am sure New Yorkers would appreciate being left alone.

2) The Democrats could and should (but will they) play up the idea that we are not crassly exploiting the 9/11 shit for cheap photo ops.

3) Though I do not understand people who would change their vote because the convention is in their state or city, I realize it does happen and every little bit helps.
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 04:49 PM
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5. Here's our NEW convention center:
http://www.denverconvention.com /

And if they don't hold it there, here's the Pepsi Center, our recently constructed Arena:
http://www.pepsicenter.com/Facility/IndexFacility.asp

All the stuff in Denver is new, so it would be really fun for all the visitors.
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MasonJar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 04:49 PM
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4. I wanted New Orleans, but since that is out we should "Go, West."
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shirlden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 06:10 PM
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31. I wanted Nola also
That would have been a big shot in the arm to Nola and big F U to the repigs.
So, second choice is Denver. NYC loves us anyway.

I was in that mass of protest in 2004. What an inspiring time that was to be with a million like minded patriots.
I am looking forward to protesting at the Repig 2008 convention.

:shrug:
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fob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 04:52 PM
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6. Without regard to the poll, my answer would be CRAWFORD, TX
Edited on Fri Dec-15-06 04:52 PM by fob
Put it right in that monkey's face. Have a time where every attendee goes to Camp Casey.

~back from lala land~

Denver
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 04:54 PM
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8. Only if Camp Casey can help out with the munchies...
Then again, just envision a field of nothing but porta-potties. That ain't gonna be pretty.
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:22 PM
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19. Austin
They'd like us there and its close enough for a day trip to crawford.
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 04:53 PM
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7. Look at this from the DNC's website, I bet this means Denver:
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Gruenemann Donating Member (753 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 04:57 PM
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10. Uhh...well...
Denver is about an hour away from all the nutcase fundies in Colorado Springs...Don't know what that portends...
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:06 PM
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12. And the Super-Democrats in Bolder!
We'll take care of them for y'all! We'll shout them down if we have to!

:-)
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Esse Quam Videri Donating Member (256 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:13 PM
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15. Moving to Denver
in the middle of January for a new job. My wife and I are relocating to Denver (me in the middle of January - her when we sell our house in Charlotte). We don't know anyone there. What can you recommend to meeting people? (Hopefully progressives)
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mnhtnbb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 04:58 PM
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11. I'm all for a Rocky Mountain high come 2008!
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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:07 PM
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13. NOLA. Where else? nt
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ReadTomPaine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:33 PM
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24. Yes, it's ashame this is off the table..
as the area could use the development dollars, construction jobs, attention and exposure.

Democrats rebuilding part of New Orleans for the convention and helping to bring people out of their FEMA trailers and back into their old neighborhoods could become a powerful national symbol of hope and civic responsibility, especially compared to the GOP's murderous negligence.
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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:46 PM
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29. Mostly, I'd love to see the network talking heads explaining how everywhere they go...
is the former site of something or other destroyed by Katrina. Remind people just how extensive the damage was, how much of that was due to budget cuts at the Corps of Engineers preventing adequate work on the levees, how Bu**sh** was off at a birthday party and had to be PERSUADED to watch a DVD presentation of the disaster, how totally unprepared FEMA was under Bu**sh**'s handpicked crony director, and how much worse the disaster was made by the utterly botched post-disaster response, which continues to this day.

Why Dem Party leadership can't see advantage in that, I don't understand.
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Kelly Rupert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:43 PM
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38. They probably thought it would look crass and exploitative.
Similar to the Republicans using NYC.
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lies and propaganda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 07:00 PM
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34. NOLA seconded
No other place should have been discussed, none.

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AZBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:59 PM
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40. Exactly. What moron at the DNC overlooked that idea??
eom
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novalib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:12 PM
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14. THE CITY SO NICE THEY NAMED IT TWICE!!!!
New York City.

The Big Apple.

Le Grand Pomme.

The City so Nice THEY named it TWICE!!!!

(It's easier for me to get to NYC than to Denver).
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:45 PM
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27. Bora Bora?
Sounds lazy if you ask me. Couldn't they think of another name? It was named after a city in England to begin with. I guess it took a while before they could find some creative people to start naming things in the new world.
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novalib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:40 PM
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36. NEW YORK
New York New York!!!

The CITY so nice they named it TWICE!!!

Bora Bora????!!!

I DON'T THINK SO!
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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:47 PM
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30. Walla walla ?
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novalib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:42 PM
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37. Isn't Walla Walla A TOWN??!!
I've NEVER BEEN to Walla Walla.

I understand, though, that it is a LOVELY LITTLE TOWN!!!

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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:18 PM
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16. Boston convention, Kerry nomination in 04.
Do you think the DNC is letting us know who they expect the nominee to be by selecting New York?
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:22 PM
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20. Al Sharpton????
HOLY CRAP!!!
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SlipperySlope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:18 PM
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17. Anything but New York
The last thing we need is another reason for New York to think they influence the rest of the country.
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:20 PM
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18. You mean they don't??
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Johnny Noshoes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 06:39 PM
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32. Yeah well
this New York Democrat doesn't want it here either - we have enough crap to deal with everyday and don't need a convention here to make it worse. So yeah let's have it in Denver sounds good to me.

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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:24 PM
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21. anyplace besides nyc. how about memphis or nashville?
hopefully, our nominee is going to be from TN.
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nealmhughes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 07:03 PM
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35. Actually Nashville would be a great location: lots of big venues, great music, sleazy bars,
glut of hotel rooms...but so does NOLA and NYC
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Kazak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:24 PM
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22. NY is a lock, I would hope Denver...
:shrug:
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:25 PM
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23. Denver nominated Williams Jennings Bryan
We need another populist campaign to sweep the prairies, the Mountain West and the South.

The last thing we need is to reinforce the idea that Democrats are the party of Northeastern elitists by holding a convention in NYC. I see nothing to gain by having it there. I was hoping for Minneapolis but I'll take Denver.
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novalib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:35 PM
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25. And BRYAN LOST!!!!!
William Jennings Bryan LOST!!!!

THREE TIMES!!!!!!!
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:41 PM
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26. Oh really? I didn't know that!
I guess it means that no one nominated in Denver will ever win or that a populist will never win. :eyes:

Nevermind that Bryan is responsible for making Democrats the party of progressive values and shaped the political landscape for decades to come.
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:45 PM
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28. Sounds like someone wants to go to a convention!
:-)
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bookman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 06:49 PM
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33. Denver, the message it sends...
..is that the Dems are ready to take the whole country.

The Repugs will try to isolate us as "eastern liberals" if we pick NY.

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AZBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 10:00 PM
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41. Yeah, but I think NOLA would send a stronger message about Dems:
That they support every American, not just the rich and privileged.
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:58 PM
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39. San Antonio? Seattle? Denver? St Paul? ANYWHERE Hispanic? n/t
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 10:04 PM
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42. Denver for political purposes, but....
Edited on Fri Dec-15-06 10:04 PM by marmar
if I were a delegate, I'd take Manhattan over the Rockies any day. :party:
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