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Old 07-02-2009, 08:41 PM
 
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Why not look into Charlotte or Nashville.
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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You probably should look more into:
San Jose, California
Portland, Oregon
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Kansas City
Omaha, Nebraska
Des Moines, Iowa
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Old 07-02-2009, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Chicago's western suburbs sound perfect for you. Here, take a photo tour Ive put together over the years:Some suburb pics (56K BEWARE!)
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Old 07-03-2009, 07:01 AM
 
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While the summer heat might rule them out, I'm currently in Houston and lived in Dallas for a year and a half. My wife and I (she's a New Yorker, I'm from Southern California) love both cities. Both have vibrant art and culture scenes, relatively decent economies and have a surprisingly high level of political tranquility between liberals and conservatives. This is not the xenophobic liberalism of the PNW or SF Bay Area, but it's not the culture-deficient small town conservatism you find in much of the south. I have a crunchy-conservative streak in me (we exercise, like the outdoors, healthy eating, etc.) but we also are traditional family values types. The two big Texas cities are definitely to our liking. I also visited Denver on business last month, and while I don't really know the city well, I was very impressed by what I saw.
I've spent a lot of time in Houston and have always been impressed by what I've seen.

I think Denver is probably going to be the best fit. It's a lot like the PNW without the outspoken liberalism.
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Old 07-03-2009, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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I think Denver is probably going to be the best fit. It's a lot like the PNW without the outspoken liberalism.
Hahahahahahahaha!

Sure, without the trees/lakes/green, and just as long as you stay out of the city/county of Denver and Boulder.

Hmmmm..... anybody remember where the last DNC was? Better yet, at which football stadium did Obama give has acceptance speech?........
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Old 07-03-2009, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Denver seems like the right fit.

David, remember where the GOP convention was held?
I wouldn't exactly call the Twin Cities conservative.
Definitely not more so than Denver.

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Old 07-03-2009, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Earth at the moment
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Come to Sweden, we've got Ikea everywhere!
Now seriously speaking I think that Seattle or somewhere in Colorado would be a great match.
But then like I've said before I don't have the same experience of the American cities since I haven't lived anywhere in the US.
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Old 07-03-2009, 11:56 AM
 
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Denver is a nice city, though due to OPs preference in weather etc... I didn't mention Denver. I also didn't think OP would like Denvers nightlife.

You probably should look more into:
San Jose, California
Portland, Oregon
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Kansas City
Omaha, Nebraska
Des Moines, Iowa
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Old 07-03-2009, 04:05 PM
 
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Hahahahahahahaha!

Sure, without the trees/lakes/green, and just as long as you stay out of the city/county of Denver and Boulder.

Hmmmm..... anybody remember where the last DNC was? Better yet, at which football stadium did Obama give has acceptance speech?........
I don't think an acceptance speech determines the political makeup of America. Remember why the DNC chose Denver...

...to make inroads in a mostly conservative part of the country. To pick up voters who have previously been disinclined to vote for Democrats.
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Old 07-03-2009, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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I don't think an acceptance speech determines the political makeup of America. Remember why the DNC chose Denver....

...to make inroads in a mostly conservative part of the country. To pick up voters who have previously been disinclined to vote for Democrats.
That was just one of many campaign speeches he gave in Denver. There was one at Magness Arena, very early on in the campaign that was very over attended, not to mention the huge speech that took over Civic Center Park not too long before the election.

As a previous resident of metro Denver, I think you may have its political stance a little misjudged. Metro Denver isn't exactly a "mostly conservative part of the country",

Metro Denver votes per candidate 2008, and 2004: (Denver, Adams, Arapahoe, Jefferson, Douglas and Broomfield counties)

Obama - 636,842
McCain - 438,147

Kerry - 522,673
Bush - 488,792

That was quite the inroad they made in an area they already were winning.

If you want conservative and Colorado, there is no better place to be than Colorado Springs. I just reread your requirements, and if you can bend on a few of them, you will be in hog heaven.

Indigo, the Dems held the 2004 DNC in Boston, not exactly a place they'd need to make inroads in either, but you are right concerning Minneapolis.
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