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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:54 PM
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Democrats pick 4 finalist cities for '12
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jWGlN...

Democrats are considering four cities to host the convention that is likely to nominate President Barack Obama for a second term.

Cleveland, Minneapolis, Charlotte, N.C., and St. Louis are the cities being considered for what is expected to be a formality of the 2012 political calendar.

Tim Kaine, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, announced the finalists in a message to supporters Wednesday. He plans to send DNC staff to the four cities this summer to evaluate the sites.
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annm4peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:58 PM
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1. Please God, don't let it be minneapolis
we lost our civil rights two years ago and many still have PTSD from the military state of two years ago.

Watch "terrorizing dissent"
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:02 PM
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2. My instinctive first reaction as well...
Good God. Why would we go to the twin cities when the courts are still dispatching suits over the atrocities from 2008.
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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:09 PM
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6. Yes, but the airport has such great restrooms
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Sherman A1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 05:05 AM
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13. The can skip St.Louis as well
I don't want that circus anywhere near me.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 06:12 AM
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17. Circus?
LOL
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KingFlorez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:03 PM
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3. Charlotte would be a nice choice
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:06 PM
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5. I like the city and NC is certainly less regressively RED than SC
but still. It is deep red territory.
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:05 PM
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4. God of those cities, I guess St. Louis would be least objectionabl
Not that I have a personal problem with any of them, but a convention in the belly of the (RED) beast (NC)? Really? Ohio-election fix central? Twin Cities--home of the RETHUG decimation on civil liberties in 2008?
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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:10 PM
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7. Obama won NC, McCain won MO
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:19 PM
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11. I'd forgotten NC had elected a dem Senator in Kay Hagan...
Maybe turning a bit more towards blue? Of course stuck with Burr and the likes of Virginia Foxx and Patrick McHenry in the House...
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 06:13 AM
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18. Just barely
McCain won by a hair in MO. And Obama won St Louis.
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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 08:03 AM
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20. And Obama won Charlotte
The fact is that both cities are blue and are located in swing states.
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Tunkamerica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:12 PM
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8. NC voter Registration:
Voter Registration as of 06/30/2010 Democratic: 2,752,986 Republican: 1,933,229 Libertarian: 7,471 Unaffiliated: 1,415,150 Total: 6,108,836
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:14 PM
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9. That's encouraging...
:thumbsup:
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BolivarianHero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 06:16 AM
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19. Not really...
Registration numbers are meaningless in Jesusland. There are other ways of proving that NC has gotten more sane though.
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Tunkamerica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 01:21 PM
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25. The state went Democratic last election.
And Jesusland? I've lived here most of my life and have never been evangelized against my will.
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:17 PM
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10. i don't really care , just glad it wont be in Texas or Florida
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:34 PM
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12. How do they choose? They really should pick a city that has been devastated
and needs the revenue. Plenty from which to choose.
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 06:10 AM
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15. that would be Cleveland. n/t
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sufrommich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 06:12 AM
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16. Cleveland would be a good choice. nt
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 08:10 AM
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22. It would be. Problem is, we don't have the hotel space.
This is why we can never host a Super Bowl. Well, that and it's freezing balls in January and we have no dome.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 05:08 AM
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14. Charlotte or St Louis
my top two :)
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Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 08:07 AM
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21. Fuck it. Let's do Denver again!
Had a hell of a time in '08.

but realistically, I like Cleveland for '12.

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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 08:16 AM
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23. He's got a LOT of friends in St. Louis, remember?
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ThomWV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 08:58 AM
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24. Hold it in Detroit, we own the town, and they get to see what unemployment means for real.
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