it's true. If you talk to some actual commies, they effin' HATE the democratic party.
Unrequited love is so heartbreaking. ;)
Columbus preparing bid for 2016 presidential convention
Business First by Jeff Bell, Staff reporter
Date: Friday, November 16, 2012
Experience Columbus CEO Paul Astleford thinks the time finally may have arrived for Columbus to make a legitimate pitch to host the Democratic or Republican national conventions in 2016.
Coleman Makes Pitch To Land Political Convention In Columbus
Wednesday February 20, 2013 4:05 PM
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Will Columbus be in running to host a national political convention in 2016? Mayor Coleman said the city will make effort to land one
Knowing Ohio determines presidents, and Columbus helps tip the state one way or the other, mayor Michael Coleman said the city will press hard to land a major political convention in time for 2016.
READ MORE: http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2013/02/20/columbus-mayor-coleman-wants-political-convention.html
This has a 1000 X better chance of happening over hosting the Olympics or equally doubtfull landing an NBA team.
Bear in mind that the free press for the city and its convention biz would be amazing. This is something the city should go after - hard.
Both parties should want to come here. A case could be made for Columbus being the most important city in the election.
I would have to agree that Columbus has a very high % of independant voters.
If we're going to have to deal with election year madness the city should reap whatever financial benefit they can.
What's all the "ugh" for? You have 5 days to a week of a large convention (20K or so) spending money in the city, and then for the most part we hopefully won't have to deal with candidates visiting the area every other week - ok, maybe that last part will still happen but in theory whichever party would come here wouldn't need to come back here a bunch to drum up support, right? Who knows though, it is Ohio...
i've made my thoughts on this clear, i shant repeat them. I just loath partisans and their followers.
Columbus Wants to Host National Political Conventions in 2016
Published on November 26, 2013 3:25 pm
A group of local political and civic leaders announced today their intentions to explore the bidding process for both the Democratic and Republican national political conventions of 2016. These events can draw 45,000 visitors, 15,000 members of the international media and provide an estimated $150 to $200 million boost to the economy through tourism spending.
READ MORE: http://www.columbusunderground.com/columbus-wants-to-host-national-political-conventions-in-2016
I don't like either party, but having a boat load of these fat-pocketed people coming to Columbus would be great for our restaurants and strip clubs.
Finally! If Cleveland or Cincinnati won't get their acts together in order to make Ohio an attractive location for these things, good to see Columbus in the game. The biggest obsticle was a lack of hotel space - that's been solved.
Being able to see a convention here would be cool.
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