Denver gets the 2008 Democratic Convention. Hooray for mountain oysters!
The Dems had three cities on the Short List: New York, New Orleans and the alleged Mile High City. Bloomberg didn’t want the mess in his town and New Orleans would’ve been a savagely symbolic choice that combined rhetoric (Bush drowned the city; we’ll dig it out) with the very real impact of spending tens of millions on the city to get in shape for big conventions again.
So much for making a bold, moral and politically brilliant move … they’re Democrats, after all!
Breaking: Dean Chooses Denver [Hotline]
Earlier: Denver, NYC Both Screwing Up Dem Convention Plans