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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Dem Convention Poll

Posted by DavidNYC

Markos is running a poll to see which city people prefer for the 2008 Dem convention. Go vote here. Also, keep up with convention-related news at Democratic Convention Watch.

UPDATE: You can check out the results here. Denver (my choice) and New Orleans are pretty much tied at about 30% apiece. No other city even breaks out of single digits. (At the moment, Minneapolis is in third at 8%.) I get the sense that Dean likes the whole "western strategy" idea and might favor Denver. Of course, we won't know until the end of the year at the earliest.

Posted at 01:43 PM in 2008 President - Democrats, Democrats | Technorati

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I am totally with you on Denver for the convention and I voted that way. We are making inroads in the Rockies.

Posted by: John Mills [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 28, 2006 10:06 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Well, I can see the merits of both Denver and New Orleans. Denver does reflect a Western strategy, which is the effective way to go for the Democratic party (as an ardent early supporter of New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson's candidacy for president, I'm definitely one to agree with a western strategy . . . and I'm from the east coast!) However, I can also see a strategic advantage to New Orleans-- if we were to play up the Katrina card the way the Republicans played up the 9/11 card by having their convention in New York, we might be able to get a bit of momentum in terms of public sentiment. So, I'll say that either city would be a good location for the convention. Just as long as we stay away from the solidly blue cities of the coasts, we'll be in good shape. It was a huge mistake to have the '04 convention in Boston; it reinforced the "coastal elite" meme that the Republicans played up against Kerry.

Posted by: The Caped Composer [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 1, 2006 09:32 AM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

I don't have a strong feeling about one city over another -- but I hope, hope, hope that the party realizes that where to have a convention only matters if it is part of a larger strategy -- that's why I think that Boston, New York, LA, etc. have been bad choices. I believe the best convention selection decision ever made was when the GOP nominated Ronald Reagan in Detroit -- it was part of an overwhelmingly successful appeal to what became known as "Reagan Democrats" -- and we're still feeling the impact of that a quarter-century later. To that end, Denver and a western strategy would be good, San Antonio (actually my first choice) and an appeal to Hispanics (who I view as an up-for-grabs group, and not solidly in the Democratic camp) would be good, etc. But for heavens sakes, as is mentioned above, not another "costal elite" city.

Posted by: IndianaProgressive [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 2, 2006 04:14 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Or everyone can come to Indianapolis and I'll make you all breaded pork tenderloin sandwiches and we can go t-p Governor Daniels' mansion!

Posted by: IndianaProgressive [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 2, 2006 04:16 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment