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Tue Jul 1, 2014, 12:00 PM

Why Dallas Should Host The 2016 Republican National Convention

Texas Democrats wrapped their political convention in Dallas on Saturday, but in two years "The Big D" may be seeing another political convention taking over the city. Last week, the National Republican Party narrowed their list of host sites for the 2016 Republican National Convention to two cities: Dallas and Cleveland. Eliminated were Kansas City and Denver.

If Dallas is selected, Republicans from across the country would head to the American Airlines Center, home of the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars, for a full week in either late July or early August of 2016.

But why would national Republicans want to host their convention in a solidly Democratic city and county such as Dallas which is within a solidly red state such as Texas?

The last time the voters of Dallas County elected a Republican in a contested, countywide race was 2004. Since then, if a Democrat has appeared on the ballot countywide in Dallas county, the Democrat has won. While the city of Dallas had that unfortunate incident electing Tom Leppert as Mayor in 2007, who went on to run and lose as a Republican for US Senate in 2012, the municipality has largely supported Democrats for citywide offices over the last decade. For the state of Texas, Democrats last won a statewide race in 1994, but efforts have been made in the last two years to create the political infrastructure necessary to change the losing streak.

More at http://www.burntorangereport.com/diary/15391/dallas-finalist-to-host-2016-republican-national-convention-and-why-dallas-should-host .

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 07:01 PM

1. OK

Let them come.

I personally will take any one of these Neanderthals on a tour they will never forget.

That is if they survive. LOL

Luv ya TT

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Response to malokvale77 (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 07:40 PM

2. That sounds like a ton of fun.

I might enjoy tagging along on the tour.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 08:19 PM

3. Oh dear...

we could bust through some delusions. At the very least, paralyze them.

There was a thread here recently about DUers who we would most like to meet. I did not reply, because the whole popularity thing just gets my goat, but you would have been at the top of my list. As you know, I have been responding to misterhighwasted, a Texas transplant like myself. He too would be on my list.

Before I die, I would love to treat some of my favorite cyber friends to my kind of love. I am working on that.

Hang in there TT.

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