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Old 12-06-2009, 09:37 AM
 
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well i can say this can charlotte handle something on the scale of the 9/12 event held in dc. That event was huge while the media was caught off guard and they wanted to down play it for their political agenda the 9/12 rally they only estemated it at 75,000. well i believe it was the university of kansas got a hold of satelite pictures of dc on 9/12 and they estimated it at 1.5-1.7 million people.
With that said can charlotte handle the possible influx of 1-3 million protesters? now theese type of protesters aka the tea party protesters are a peaceful bunch of folks so i would not expect any problems out of them its just where the heck would that many people go to protest near the center city where would they park their cars? ect.
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Old 12-06-2009, 10:02 AM
 
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Not enough accomodations. People would be getting rooms in Wilmington to come here for a convention/protest.
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Old 12-06-2009, 02:40 PM
 
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Lets concentrate on getting the World Cup Soccer here. That wouldn't bring in the trash like the Dem convention. The Tea Party demonstrators are people that want to make a point and express dissatisfaction which is their constitutional right. Destruction and violence isn't part of their agenda. I don't see them as being part of a disruptive crowd.
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Old 12-07-2009, 11:16 AM
 
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I think it is a done deal y'all. NC went blue during the Obama/McCain race. This would no doubt be a political move to get NC to go blue once again. Charlotte is probably more of a front runner than we all may think.
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Old 12-07-2009, 11:54 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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A great way to magnify this city short comings
Scare away most potential newcomers when theu see where we fall short
Maybe they can get the Hidden Valley Kings to protect.


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Old 12-07-2009, 03:12 PM
 
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A great way to magnify this city short comings
Scare away most potential newcomers when theu see where we fall short
Maybe they can get the Hidden Valley Kings to protect.

Seems there are only about three that haven't been arrested and jailed. Oh well, next month they will all be in the hood again and having fun.
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Old 12-08-2009, 10:48 AM
 
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Charlotte is still too provincial. Convention needs to be in a larger city that is more cosmopolitan and diverse. Charlotte is still "fly-over" territory.
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Old 12-08-2009, 11:31 AM
 
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Charlotte is still too provincial. Convention needs to be in a larger city that is more cosmopolitan and diverse. Charlotte is still "fly-over" territory.

The Democrat's desire to avoid this elitist, condescending tone is exactly why they might consider somewhere like Charlotte. Then again, I can't remember either party holding a convention outside the 10 or so largest cities. (City of Charlotte is bigger than Boston, Denver, or Minneapolis, but all 3 are much larger than Charlotte counting the metro area.)
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Old 12-08-2009, 11:45 AM
 
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Charlotte is still too provincial. Convention needs to be in a larger city that is more cosmopolitan and diverse. Charlotte is still "fly-over" territory.
More "cosmopolitan and diverse"? Have you been to town lately? One in eight families in Charlotte speak other than English. That qualifies the city as both international and tentatively cosmopolitan unless you think that these foreign born individuals have contributed nothing culturally and are not part of our city. But, the convention should be held in another place. The only two places in the southeast that are larger than Charlotte are Miami and Atlanta. I am hoping for an Independent Convention with Lieberman as our candidate.

P.S. Look out your window, it isn't 1980 any more.
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Old 12-08-2009, 12:13 PM
 
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Having just moved from Mpls/St. Paul where the last Republican Convention was held it was generally noted that local business did NOT receive a bump.
Boston was the same story. Even though they claim they got X hundred million in business from the DNC, they lost X hundred million + 30% from the regular people not wanting to deal with the security, protesters, traffic and increased hassles.
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