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The 2016 Republican National
Convention to Be Held in a
City Known for Rock N’ Roll
& Great Sports

Independent Journal Review, by Kevin Boyd

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Posted By:JoniTx, 7/8/2014 4:00:55 PM

Today, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus announced that Cleveland will host the 2016 Republican National Convention during a live, on-air interview with Fox News. Cleveland beat out Dallas for the rights to host the convention. From Cleveland.com: Cleveland edged out Dallas, the other finalist, as the recommended location for the convention, giving the city an opportunity to strut its stuff to a national crowd while placing Ohio even more firmly in the political spotlight for the upcoming presidential election. “I think it’s great,” Rob Frost, the Cuyahoga County Republican Party Chairman, said in an interview late Tuesday morning. “I’m really


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Reply 1 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 7/8/2014 4:07:14 PM     (No. 9915612)

LOL - the title refers to "City Known for Rock N´ Roll & Great Sports"... and then fails to mention any.
Sure, the Rock Hall of Fame is there... but "great sports"? Hehehe

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Reply 2 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 7/8/2014 4:11:20 PM     (No. 9915619)

# 1 Jim Brown alone makes Cleveland known for great sports.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 7/8/2014 4:19:27 PM     (No. 9915629)

Sadly, Jim Brown is indeed alone. The Indians can´t make it to the World Series. The Cavs can´t win in the play-offs, and the Browns haven´t amounted to a hill of beans since Bernie Kosar was the quarterback.

And I´m a fan...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: kahunavol, 7/8/2014 4:33:35 PM     (No. 9915656)

Cat Stevens, aka Yusuf Islam, just got into the R&R Hall of Fame. So they have that going for them.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: reilly, 7/8/2014 4:44:44 PM     (No. 9915668)

Don´t tell Jeb Bush, Karl Rove and Lindsay Graham, and we´ll win!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Smart11344, 7/8/2014 4:53:39 PM     (No. 9915681)

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has turned into a political joke. Far too many early pioneers have yet to be included in their rosters. My guess is the clowns rinng the place are out to lunch. I do hope the GOP hasn´t made a bad choice to locate in the armpit of Ohio.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Jennie C., 7/8/2014 4:54:31 PM     (No. 9915684)

Again congratulations, Cleveland.

Full disclosure, I live in Columbus, so we love to make fun of Cleveland, but!!

Wow! You Ldotters will really reach to be snarky, won´t you. What does Cat Stevens have to do with it? Okay, I don´t like his religion nor his politics, but I love his music.

(if I only loved the music of conservative rockers, I wouldn´t have much to listen to)

That´s being said, the sports thing did give me a chuckle. When the Columbus Blue Jackets (hockey) won one (1) playoff game, local radio pointed out that was more in this century than the Browns and the Bengals. Combined.

But, I´m a lifelong Browns fan, and all I can say is

Rebuilding since 1964, and,
dammit, if the Saints can do it, the Browns can do it.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: snakeoil, 7/8/2014 5:10:40 PM     (No. 9915702)

No GOP has made it to the White House without carrying Ohio. That the reason for the pick. Got nothing against Ohio or Cleveland. But something weird about a city that would elect that midget Dennis Kokosinawich as Mayor and then send him to congress. Cincinnati would also have been nice.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Words have Meaning, 7/8/2014 5:45:09 PM     (No. 9915744)

I am happy the GOP´s picked Cleveland first. The Dems also wanted Cleveland. Obama is going to be mad, mad, mad. As some of you know, Cleveland was a favorite visiting destination for Obama. In 2012 alone Obama was here five times. In fact, there were several precincts during the 2012 election where Romney did not get a single vote. How is that even possible?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: TXknitter, 7/8/2014 5:49:59 PM     (No. 9915749)

I say congrats to GOP LDotters who will be within distance to go and enjoy themselves. However, I do not believe the Republican Convention being in Cleveland will, in the end, matter one itty bit whether we carry Ohio or not. The city unions will make a fortune.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: kahunavol, 7/8/2014 5:52:46 PM     (No. 9915752)

First, Cat Stevens music is folk music, not rock music. I don´t care what his politics are with respect to the Hall of Fame.

Second, in 2012 the D convention was held in Charlotte, the Republicans carried NC. In 2012 the R convention was held in Tampa, Zippy won Florida. Please share again what electoral difference having the party convention in a given state makes.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Penney, 7/8/2014 6:39:37 PM     (No. 9915818)

There they go again. ...Wouldn´t ya know, the current inept GOP leadership would choose the very city comedians´ have lampooned for decades?!!

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