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« on: August 25, 2012, 09:47:21 pm »
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I know, it's really early. But let's speculate. In 2008 and 2012, the selection seemed to be based more on increasing the party's chance of success in that state/region than just choosing a random city. So I think they'll continue that trend, that conventions should be cities in states where they believe their parties could improve in. Here are some ideas:

2016 DNC: Phoenix, Indianapolis, Miami
2016 RNC: Columbus, Detroit

2020 DNC: Atlanta, St. Louis
2020 RNC: Pittsburgh, Milwaukee

2024 DNC: Houston, San Antonio
2024 RNC: Chicago, Philadelphia
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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2012, 11:45:39 pm »
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2016 DNC: Phoenix, AZ
2016 RNC: Milwaukee, WI or Detroit, MI

2020 DNC: Atlanta, GA
2020 RNC: St. Louis, MO

2024 DNC: Dallas or Houston, TX
2024 RNC: Louisville, KY

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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2012, 03:20:30 am »
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2016
DNC: Phoenix
RNC: Nashville

2020
DNC: Atlanta
RNC: Pittsburgh

2024
DNC: Dallas
RNC: Salt Lake City
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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2012, 06:32:35 am »
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2016
Democratic National Convention: Atlanta, Georgia
Republican National Convention: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2020
Democratic National Convention: Miami, Florida
Republican National Convention: Indianapolis, Indiana

2024
Democratic National Convention: San Antonio, Texas
Republican National Convention: Cleveland, Ohio
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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2012, 10:11:24 am »
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Democratic National Convention: Atlanta, Georgia
Republican National Convention: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2020
Democratic National Convention: Miami, Florida
Republican National Convention: Virginia Beach, Virginia

2024
Democratic National Convention: Dallas, Texas
Republican National Convention: Phoenix, Arizona
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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2012, 02:34:25 pm »
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my suggestions

2016 DNC: NOT New York
2016 RNC: NOT New York

2020 DNC: NOT New York
2020 RNC: NOT New York

2024 DNC: NOT New York
2024 RNC: NOT New York
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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2012, 06:21:34 pm »
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Why Phoenix for the Dems?  Wouldn't the existence of the Arizona immigration law make such a choice controversial?
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« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2012, 06:45:05 pm »
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Why should Indianapolis host a GOP convention? Indiana is a solidly Republican state except in unusual cases like 2008, when Obama's ground game and months long state campaign combined with the political environment at the time gave him a narrow victory. The state reverted back to norm in 2010 and Obama isn't even bothering to contest it this time around. Of all the results in the 2008 presidential election, Indiana was clearly a glaring outlier. I don't see the point of hosting it there.
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« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2012, 07:11:39 pm »
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2016 RNC: Phoenix, Indianapolis
2016 DNC: Lexington, Nashville

2020 RNC: Portland, St. Louis
2020 DNC: Los Angeles, Dallas

2024 RNC: Las Vegas, Boise
2024 DNC: Houston, Omaha
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« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2012, 06:27:13 am »
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2028 DNC: Los Angeles
2028 RNC: New York City

2032 DNC: New York City
2032 RNC: Phoenix

2036 DNC: St. Louis
2036:RNC: Los Angeles
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« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2012, 04:40:29 pm »
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my suggestions

2016 DNC: NOT New York
2016 RNC: NOT New York

2020 DNC: NOT New York
2020 RNC: NOT New York

2024 DNC: NOT New York
2024 RNC: NOT New York
New York City is a perfect location for the politicians to rub elbows with their masters.
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« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2012, 05:23:13 pm »
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2016 DNC Reno, NV
         RNC Manchester, NH

2020  DNC Alberquerque, NM
          RNC Covington, OH

2024 DNC  Seattle, WA
         RNC   Pittsburgh, PA
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« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2012, 07:20:02 pm »
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Why Phoenix for the Dems?  Wouldn't the existence of the Arizona immigration law make such a choice controversial?


Demographic changes in Arizona (aka Latino voters) suggest that the state is about one Presidential cycle away from becoming truly competitive. 
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« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2012, 08:37:51 pm »
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Why Phoenix for the Dems?  Wouldn't the existence of the Arizona immigration law make such a choice controversial?


Demographic changes in Arizona (aka Latino voters) suggest that the state is about one Presidential cycle away from becoming truly competitive. 

The decision for 2016 will have to be made as early as next year though, no?  As long as Jan Brewer is governor and the immigration law is in place, I would assume that any decision to hold the convention there would be controversial.
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Why Phoenix for the Dems?  Wouldn't the existence of the Arizona immigration law make such a choice controversial?


Demographic changes in Arizona (aka Latino voters) suggest that the state is about one Presidential cycle away from becoming truly competitive. 
Unless the demographics reverse themselves, which could happen.
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« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2012, 06:34:59 pm »
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2016
Republican: Milwaukee
Democrat: Chicago (celebrating Obama and all...)
Libertarian: Orlando
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« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2012, 01:58:14 am »
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2016
DNC - Atlanta
RNC - St. Louis

2020
DNC - Dallas
RNC - Phoenix

2024
DNC - Seattle
RNC - Las Vegas
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« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2012, 09:26:23 am »
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2016 DNC: Columbus, OH
2016 RNC: Milwaukee, WI

2020 DNC: Indianapolis, IN
2020 RNC: Philadelphia, PA

2024 DNC: Seattle, WA
2024 RNC: Chicago, IL
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« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2012, 05:15:44 pm »
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Some of these answere (Covington, OH and Manchester, NH) are just plain crazy.  I'd prefer an actual major city.  Maybe this:

2016
Republicans- Detroit or Chicago
Democrats- Dallas or Houston

2020
Republicans- Boston or Seattle
Democrats- New Orleans or Orlando

2024
Republicans: Cleveland or Cincinnati
Democrats: Philadelphia or San Francisco
2016 DNC: Columbus, OH
2016 RNC: Milwaukee, WI

2020 DNC: Indianapolis, IN
2020 DNC: Philadelphia, PA

2024 DNC: Seattle, WA
2024 RNC: Chicago, IL
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« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2012, 06:19:19 pm »
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I am 100% sure that the 2016 Libertarian Party convention will be in Orlando. I have no proof, just a very strong gut feeling. In four years, I hope this post is brought back up.
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« Reply #20 on: September 08, 2012, 03:29:31 am »
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Which of the cities mentioned here even have convention centers suitable for a national party convention?  I mean, you might think, say, Columbus, OH would be a good place for a convention for political reasons, but do they have a convention center suitable for fitting 5000 people into one room, that'll look good on TV?  (They may well, I genuinely don't know the answer in that particular case.)
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« Reply #21 on: September 08, 2012, 11:56:28 am »
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You put DNC twice for 2020.

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« Reply #22 on: September 08, 2012, 01:29:39 pm »
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Just a heads up for those picking Milwaukee for the 2016 RNC that Milwaukee's arena is really old. The Bradley Center opened 1988. It is the oldest arena in the NBA behind Madison Square Garden and it shows. There are attempts by Senator Kohl, the Bucks owner, to try and build a new arena, but I am guessing it wouldn't be done by 2016.
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« Reply #23 on: September 08, 2012, 01:48:34 pm »
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2016 DNC: Atlanta, GA
2016 RNC: St. Louis, MO

2020 DNC: Houston, TX
2020 RNC: Chicago, IL

2024 DNC: Phoenix, AZ
2024 RNC: Columbus, OH

The Democrats should make inroads with the SouthEast and West. The Republicans will probably continue putting them in swing states.
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« Reply #24 on: September 08, 2012, 02:30:32 pm »
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I would like to see especially the Democrats choose a smaller city.  I think Charlotte was a really good choice.

My top 5 choices for Democrats' 2016 convention:
1. New Orleans, Louisiana
2. Columbus, Ohio
3. Louisville, Kentucky
4. Indianapolis, Indiana
5. Orlando, Florida

A goodood choice for the Republicans would be Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Quite honestly Im surprised that neither party has chosen New Orleans.
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