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Old 05-12-2018, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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So, I had a very good friend who worked high up in the Dukakis campaign in 1988. He got me into the convention, and, I've got to say, it was very interesting! On the morning following the end of the convention, he took me with him up to Mr. Dukakis' suite at the Hyatt (I think it was), where I met, among others, the very attractive Dukakis daughters. One of them asked me if I was their driver to the airport. Burst my bubble, I tell ya!
Glad you survived Kitty. My then brother-in-law (big politico in MA) used to tell me some pretty interesting stories.
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Old 05-12-2018, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Lindbergh, Atlanta
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I would love for Atlanta to get it but I think Milwaukee would be a better choice just because of the city's locations. The dems need to woo the midwest. The image of elitisim,whether true or not, is a problem.
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Old 05-12-2018, 11:15 AM
 
Location: In the hot spot!
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I would love for Atlanta to get it but I think Milwaukee would be a better choice just because of the city's locations. The dems need to woo the midwest. The image of elitisim,whether true or not, is a problem.
You make a good point. Drove through the midwest before the last election and the Dems have a lot of work to do if they want to compete there.
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Old 05-12-2018, 11:52 AM
 
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I would love for Atlanta to get it but I think Milwaukee would be a better choice just because of the city's locations. The dems need to woo the midwest. The image of elitisim,whether true or not, is a problem.
Yes.

I do think Milwaukee would be the best, wisest choice. Symbolic—and also good for that city.

Otherwise, I think Atlanta is second best choice.
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Old 05-12-2018, 12:01 PM
 
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Yeah I agree concerning Milwaukee. Detroit would have been an even better choice if it were a finalist city.
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Old 05-13-2018, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Yeah I agree concerning Milwaukee. Detroit would have been an even better choice if it were a finalist city.
A 'comeback' city like Detroit would be better for the RNC, as they could crow about the economic turnaround happening under their watch.
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Old 05-13-2018, 10:21 AM
 
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Yes.

I do think Milwaukee would be the best, wisest choice. Symbolic—and also good for that city.

Otherwise, I think Atlanta is second best choice.
Totally agree, aries. Milwaukee is a terrific city and it would be an excellent symbolic choice.

I remember when we had it back in the 80s and Ann Richards gave one of the best speeches ever.
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Old 05-14-2018, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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Regardless of which side of the aisle you're on, you have to admit that this would be pretty big for the local economy for a couple days.

And remember when the last day of the 2008 DNC was held in a football stadium? If only we had a nice place for that here...if only...
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Old 05-15-2018, 09:45 AM
 
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I think Atlanta and Milwaukee are the best choices for the 2020 DNC Conventions. But out of the two, I'd lean Atlanta and not just because I'm biased.

Wisconsin is usually a pretty safe Democrat state, but HRC was a horrible candidate. Georgia is on the verge of turning purple, so it makes sense for the DNC to try harder to make inroads. Obama won 47% of the vote here in 2008 and the increasingly favorable demographics here should def put it in play in 2020. Also, I think Atlanta's symbolism is equally compelling.
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