Columbus loses 2016 democrat national convention

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    Feb 12, 2015 3:51 PM GMT
    http://www.columbusunderground.com/philadelphia-lands-2016-democratic-national-convention

    We made it to the final top two for the GOP and top three for the democrats and lost both.

    We need thousands more top flight, full service hotel rooms in and around downtown or this is going to keep happening.

    I will say that it's gratifying knowing that Debbie Wasserman Schultz won't be spending an extended time in our city.

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    Feb 13, 2015 10:21 AM GMT
    Dems are coming to Philly!
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    Feb 13, 2015 2:03 PM GMT
    If the biggest and best we can get is the Arnold Classic then something is wrong in a city our size.
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    Feb 13, 2015 2:54 PM GMT
    Goodbye, Columbus!

    (sorry, I couldn't resist!) icon_cool.gif
  • Svnw688

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    Feb 13, 2015 6:46 PM GMT
    It's strategic. Apparently Dems would prefer to "solidify" the Pennsylvania vote as opposed to the Ohio vote. I wouldn't take it personally.

    C-bus is a cool city, but for some reason it's always overshadowed by Cincinnati, Cleveland and sometimes Toledo. I'm not sure why. Lack of a well-known sports team?
  • mybud

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    Feb 13, 2015 7:00 PM GMT
    The Demos must be listening to Chris Matthews..He said they should pick philly..Fuck, I hope there listening to him.
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    Feb 13, 2015 7:24 PM GMT
    Svnw688 saidIt's strategic. Apparently Dems would prefer to "solidify" the Pennsylvania vote as opposed to the Ohio vote. I wouldn't take it personally.

    C-bus is a cool city, but for some reason it's always overshadowed by Cincinnati, Cleveland and sometimes Toledo. I'm not sure why. Lack of a well-known sports team?


    You mean like OSU?

    It's so intense around here regarding Ohio State (football) that in spite of going there 7 years myself, I even get sick of hearing it.

    The convention business, however, is a local battle that's been going on for decades so maybe now after losing both conventions they'll do something about it.
  • GingerOH

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    Feb 14, 2015 4:08 AM GMT
    Was heartbroken when I heard this. however I will say congrats philly.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Feb 14, 2015 4:52 PM GMT
    Svnw688 saidIt's strategic. Apparently Dems would prefer to "solidify" the Pennsylvania vote as opposed to the Ohio vote. I wouldn't take it personally.

    C-bus is a cool city, but for some reason it's always overshadowed by Cincinnati, Cleveland and sometimes Toledo. I'm not sure why. Lack of a well-known sports team?
    No, it is probably because Columbus became a major city during the 60s and 70s. Columbus is now Ohio's largest city and still growing rapidly. Its metropolitan area is also growing very rapidly. Columbus also was not a heavy industrial city like Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Toledo. So it doesn't have the serious issues of industrial brownfields along with decaying abandoned factories, warehouses, rail lines, and trucking facilities. Both Toledo and Cincinnati are already in Columbus shadow. Cleveland's continued steady decline will eventually put that city in Columbus shadow as well. Columbus is a cool, modern, relatively young city despite the fact that it was officially founded in 1812 but didn't grow large until the about 50 years ago. In stark contrast, the cities of Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Toledo are old, declining industrial cities with serious problems of poverty, unemployment, crime, deteriorating infrastructure, horrendous schools, and longtime monolithic rule of the democratic party.