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Cleveland chosen to host 2016
Republican National Convention

Plain Dealer [Cleveland, OH], by Andrew J. Tobias

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 7/8/2014 1:12:16 PM

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Capping off a months-long lobbying effort, Cleveland has been selected to host of the 2016 Republican National Convention. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus announced Cleveland as the GOP´s recommended location on Fox News Channel in a live, on-air interview. The broadcast of the interview was immediately preceded by a tweet, which has since been deleted, from a spokesman for the Republican Governors Association. "We´re excited about bringing the convention to Cleveland in Ohio, and we´re excited about the decision. We think it´s a smart decision," Priebus said. (Click here for a video of Priebus´s interview.) Cleveland edged

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Gordon Mills, 7/8/2014 1:17:47 PM     (No. 9915328)

Stupid decision. R´s figure they have Texas all wrapped up so they can dump on them.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: PI65, 7/8/2014 1:24:42 PM     (No. 9915342)

Oh please. Let the jokes begin.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: grace1798, 7/8/2014 1:38:07 PM     (No. 9915374)

Why didn´t they just pick Detroit too or Chicago? Isn´t that where the DEMONRATS RULE? What about Las Vegas too for that matter..Harry Reid´s domain? Stupid Republicans.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: stjohnswood, 7/8/2014 1:57:08 PM     (No. 9915417)

Un-freaking-believable.
Is Priebus actually - for real -- a Democrat mole? Have wondered this before, half kidding. Not kidding today.
There is no intelligent excuse or explanation for this dismal decision.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mabeldog, 7/8/2014 2:10:32 PM     (No. 9915440)

Cleveland is neither in fiscal emergency like Chicago or Detroit, nor is it a desert wasteland full of gambling, showgirls and little else for entertainment. It is a great city with cultural amenities like the Cleveland Orchestra and the Cleveland Museum of Art supported by private foundations for over a century. It has worked very hard for the last 20 years to reinvent itself and is slowly succeeding. The people of Cleveland are far quicker to put themselves down than even you on this site do but WE are friendly, hospitable, self-deprecating and unpretentious. The Democrats cheated their way to victory in the 2012 presidential election particularly in Cuyahoga County where the national Republican party didn´t even try to stop them. With the convention here in 2016 it´s a plus for Cleveland and a big plus for the Republican party. Let them know this time they´re being watched. Cleveland...take a well-deserved bow.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/8/2014 2:25:41 PM     (No. 9915470)

The only Cleveland booster I ever knew lived in a wonderful big home in Shaker Heights.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: horacer, 7/8/2014 2:26:12 PM     (No. 9915472)

Thank you #5. I agree, I think it´s a good decision. Cleveland Rocks.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 7/8/2014 2:27:19 PM     (No. 9915474)

Prolly not as fun these days since the lake no longer burns at night.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: StormCnter, 7/8/2014 2:29:24 PM     (No. 9915477)

Dallas has landed the convention in years past. I was hoping for a Dallas announcement right smack in the middle of Obama´s Dallas visit tomorrow, but it didn´t happen.

Congratulations, Cleveland!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: msjena, 7/8/2014 2:32:06 PM     (No. 9915481)

A good choice! Ohio is an essential state to win. Remember when the Democrats chose Colorado? Texas is a lock for Republicans, so there is no advantage there.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Namma, 7/8/2014 3:58:49 PM     (No. 9915594)

Cuyahoga county was not the center of voter fraud in Ohio. Cuyahoga county which includes Cleveland has voter ID. All abesentee ballots are checked. Cuyahoga county is a strong democrat county because of unions and the fact that it´s home to a large black population.
The voter fraud was more to the south. Now here is the reason Ohio went for Obama. Because no one..Romney nor the GOP challenged the fraud.in Ohio or Pennsylvania .

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Reply 12 - Posted by: lakerman1, 7/8/2014 4:02:04 PM     (No. 9915602)

This is a perfect choice for the toothless black lady who was against Romney because he would have taken away her obamaphone, her obamacare, and her ´fool´ stamps.
I expect to see her on the news again.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 7/8/2014 4:10:43 PM     (No. 9915617)

No surprise. Swing state versus safe state. To be fair, Dallas had few dates at the American Center that hadn´t already been booked. Cleveland was more flexible in that regard.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 7/8/2014 4:46:26 PM     (No. 9915671)

All good points #5, but I´m not sure how many at the convention will be looking for culture.lol
I do think it is a good move for the republicans. It gives then a people appeal. Unpretentious, heartland, folksy kind of human touch appeal. Sort of like the president should take some at home vacations instead of multi-million dollar luxury trips at our expense. Plus Ohio is an important state.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Jennie C., 7/8/2014 4:48:39 PM     (No. 9915674)

Congrats to Cleveland, even though it probably means my town (Columbus) won´t get the other convention: they´ll never put them both in the same state.

Oh well, maybe 2020

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Reply 16 - Posted by: oldsfc, 7/8/2014 6:20:48 PM     (No. 9915794)

What do you mean by "a stupid decision" #4. The GOP wants to be close to it´s "base". Snark off....

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Reply 17 - Posted by: QRP, 7/8/2014 6:55:34 PM     (No. 9915837)

They don´t call it the Mistake on the Lake for nothing. Does anyone care where a bunch of RINOs meet? They´ll be crying in their beer the following November trying to figure out how they lost. Must not have appealed to enough moderates.

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