TLP: Democrats Rule Out Anywhere Exciting, Narrow Convention Search
Democrats may be going into the 2012 presidential election as the incumbent party, whether or not the incumbent president manages to stay on the ticket. Now, the party is in the midst of choosing a site for the convention to decide all that.
Good luck, Tim. You've settled on a second-tier banking city and three forgettable Midwestern possibilities. Better stir up a nomination fight if you want the convention to have any life at all.The potential sites for the convention, to be held during the week of September 3, 2012, are St. Louis; Missouri; Charlotte, North Carolina; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Cleveland, Ohio."Throughout this summer, our team will visit these four cities to determine which is the best locale to host our 46th National Convention," DNC chairman Tim Kaine said in an e-mail to supporters announcing the finalists. "We look forward to our continued work to ensure that the Democratic National Convention of 2012 is the best that it can be."The DNC will select the host city "at some point before the end of the year," a party official told CNN.