IMMEDIATELY following the Republican convention in Cleveland, Ohio, July 18-21, the Democratic convention has been announced and it will be held in Philadelphia, PA., starting July 25, 2016.
“The City of Philadelphia is excited and honored to be selected as the host city for the 2016 Democratic National Convention,” Nutter said in a statement Thursday. “We believe that it was our proven track record of hosting big events safely and efficiently with a dynamic team of top-tier professionals to organize and manage a conference of this magnitude, paired with our City’s tremendous amenities, its accessible location and historical significance, which made Philadelphia the ideal choice for the 2016 DNC.” [Philly.com]
Pennsylvania has cast their electoral votes for the Democratic nominee going back to over two decades.
Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal has an unintentionally amusing piece on the perceived “unease” about Hillary Clinton delaying her announcement to run for president until she damn well pleases.
The Republican National Committee is seeking to capitalize on Mrs. Clinton’s absence from the campaign so far, dubbing her the “candidate-in-hiding.” And at least one of Mrs. Clinton’s potential opponents said that by holding off, she may be feeding perceptions that her victory in the primaries is inevitable.
This type of piece, along with the stories about jockeying by Clinton advocates, are proving just how bored the U.S. media are with the Republican wannabes. There really is very little glam associated with those in the GOP top tier.
Down the rung, hopefuls like Senator Rand Paul continue to show flop sweat desperation to get attention, his latest attempt is blaming Hillary for ISIS. While Governor Scott Walker tries to show his gravitas by wasting a trip to London, which is nothing more than a photo op.
There’s a reason Mark Halperin keeps mentioning Governor Chris Christie, because there’s little doubt that some Republicans are pining for the days when Christie entered a room and commanded attention with flare, something other 2016 hopefuls cannot do.