Denver?! The DNC will hold their 2008 Presidential convention in Denver?! You have got to be kidding me! Of four cities on the short list (Denver, Minneapolis, New Orleans and New York), Denver would have been the worst pick.
The GOP was stupid to announce their city of choice (Minneapolis/St Paul) before the election. Their arrogance dictated that DFL’ers in Minnesota wouldn’t show up to vote and the opposite was true. So, they’re now stuck with their convention deep in the heart of “Blue Territory”. Aside from that, it took the Twin Cities out of the equation for the DNC. That left two cities that have been patently ignored by Bush Co and the GOP…and then there’s Denver.
Of any metropolitan city in the United States, it is New Orleans that has suffered the most. I know there are New Yorkers out there who would disagree with me, and their right to their opinion. But, there are no New Yorkers who can say that their city has been completely dessimated, ignored and are still living in FEMA trailers a year and a half later!
And Colorado also re-elected Marilyn Musgrave, one of the most ferocious homophobes in the US House of Representatives. It was just last September where Musgrave said that “Gay Marriage” was the most important issue facing America today.
The DNC would have benefited much better by going to New York, where the Bush Administration cut funds because they had no “monuments worth protecting”. To ignore New York’s political potential is nothing short of stupid. Granted that New York a “Blue State”, that New York would be difficult for the Dems to get around from venue to venue, I wholeheartedly agree! But Denver?!
New Orleans would have been the best pick, in my humble opinion. New Orleans could have benefited from the boost. And seeing Barak Obama, Hillary Clinton and the entire face of the Democratic Party step and point out that they haven’t forgotten those Americans would have been spectacular.
And so they’re going to Denver?!
New Orleans doesn’t need to be ignored anymore than they have already. And New York would have been a better pick than Denver.