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Dems choose Charlotte for 2012 convention

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Interesting choice.

  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Let's hope NC's own John Edwards introduces him.
  3. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Does anybody really think where a party convention is held has any influence on an election? Oh, boy, the Republicans are coming to my town. Clinches my vote! The 2004 Democratic convention pretty much made downtown Boston an armed no-go zone for local residents for four days. If anything, conventions piss off voters where they're held.
  4. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I imagine it can't hurt. Colorado went blue for the first time in a while in 2008. Wonder if Nate Silver or someone of his ilk has ever taken on this question.
  5. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Obama will be able to smoke indoors.
  6. JR

    JR Active Member

    The only thing worse than having a political convention like this is being forced to hold the G20 in your town
  7. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    Charlotte is a terrible city for a convention like this.

    It is a wonderful city to visit, it is clean and all that - but it isn't that big and there is nothing at all to do there.

    Makes no sense.
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I think they should have it in Kenya. :D
  9. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    Sounds like Zag has never been to the Uptown Cabaret! That's the only recreation that made back-to-back Continental Tire Bowls palatable.

    And it is a bizarre choice. Downtown is a ghost town on the weekends. Maybe that's why they picked it.
  10. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    It was an absolute zoo here for that thing.
  11. murphyc

    murphyc Well-Known Member

    They could always tour the NASCAR Hall of Fame. If it's still open, of course. Maybe even NASCAR's Brain France could talk about the latest exciting rule changes. ;D
  12. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Will Obama get the shakes being around that much tobacco? :D
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