Denver Convention Watch
There is a lot going on right now in terms of choosing the site of the 2008 Democratic Nation Convention.
Here are two good places that I seemed to have totally missed (hat tip to DemNotes, a great blog written by the Colorado Democratic vice chair):
At least symbolically, the choice is clear. We can either go back east, from Boston to New York City and reaffirm our Northeast roots as a party. Or, strike out West.
Here is a nice development that I (again) didn't notice. State chairs are for Denver (hat tip to the convention watch blog):
An overwhelming majority of the Democratic Party’s state leaders believe their party should make a statement about its Western resurgence and national aspirations by selecting Denver over New York for the 2008 convention.
Of 36 state party chairs who gave a preference when surveyed by The Denver Post, 31 chose Denver and five New York. Hawaii did not respond; the rest had no clear favorite.
“Colorado is a great venue to talk about winning the heartland of America and the West,” said Alabama state chairman Joe Turnham.
“I prefer Denver. That’s where our future lies, quite frankly,” said California chairman Art Torres. “It’s the Rocky Mountain strategy that is going to bring the Democratic Party to the White House.”
That's awful nice coming from California.
Your Personal Note:
Richardson is definately serious about running. He has hired a Northern Nevada field director already.
post here www.nvupnorth.blogspot.com
Posted by: N.V. UpNorth | Nov 17, 2006 11:10:08 AM
We think of California as blue, and it is, but it is also a big state with rural areas away from the coast that are still red. The strategy that will work in the interior West will work in interior California.
Posted by: Leo Brown | Nov 21, 2006 8:00:23 PM
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(and yes, we know that sometimes they're very, very wrong. Other times, they're right on.)