2008 GOP convention

Hold on to your butts. The Star Tribune reports that the GOP will hold their convention in the twin cities in a little under two years. They will premtivley invade the Excel Energy Center this afternoon to make the announcement at the site of the 2008 convention.

Could their choice be an effort to swing the long-time Minnesota blue trend slightly more purple–or even red? In the last presidential election, Minnesota was considered a swing state, and could have been the deciding 10 electoral votes for victory or defeat for Bush.

I think that either way, it’s interesting that Minneapolis and St. Paul’s democratic mayors are pulling for the GOP to hold a convention in the area in order to boost economy, boasting that the Midwest states count for 27 electoral votes. Why would demcrats pull for republicans to try and use their area for votes just to boost economy. Are they going to turn around and trumpet blue all over the land when the convention actually shows up? Are they trying to pad their economical stats, while trying to disassociate those numbers with “selling out” electoral votes?

3 Comments so far

  1. Minneapolis Finder Forum (unregistered) on September 28th, 2006 @ 10:06 am

    There is a good chance that GOP is setting up the stage for Pawlenty or Coleman to be a part of their bid for the White House in 2008.

    Pawlenty was rumored to be the McCain’s pick as running mate. Coleman has had his eyes on the road to the White House for a long time. Both are valid candidates, but they don’t have the needed name recognition at the national level. So, this could be their chance.


  2. Joe (unregistered) on September 28th, 2006 @ 10:11 am

    Sweet! They are giving us plenty of time to start preparing the anti-republican protests. I fully expect to be arrested for peacefully protesting in 2008.


  3. Greg (unregistered) on September 28th, 2006 @ 3:09 pm

    I’m so pumped! This is great. Can’t wait to meet all the candidates and conservatives from across the country! It’s also worthy to note that Mpls/St. Paul was a finalist for the Democratic National Convention, which could have helped Franken in his quest to further embarass reasonable-minded Minnesotans by dropping candidacy hints when it suits him.



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