— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) July 8, 2014
@daveweigel Philly NYC Mpls Tampa and now Cleveland. RNC always chooses a state they're going to lose
— jbeck (@geffbeck) July 8, 2014
Way to make yourself popular with the locals, Rubio. (Man’s got a gift.)
Per Politico, the DNC will be doing site visits all summer:
… Democratic National Committee CEO Amy Dacey will lead a delegation, including technical experts, to each of the sites.
They will start in Birmingham, Alabama, on July 21-22.
Then the group heads to Ohio for a four day swing, spending August 4-5 in Cleveland and August 6-7 in Columbus.
They’ll travel to Brooklyn on August 11-12, Philadelphia on August 13-14 and finish in Phoenix on September 10-11…
I’m assuming that Cleveland is now out of the mix, and probably Columbus as well. Not my decision to make, of course, but I do think Birmingham would be an excellent choice to annouce at the end of this Freedom Summer anniversary.
(Addendum for those who take pride in not reading links — Weigel is dissing the convention, not the city:
.. [H]ere’s what you need for a convention: an arena, a downtown, and an airport. Cleveland has all of those things. Unlike Tampa, host of a 2012 Republican convention that stranded delegates as far as 45 minutes away from the arena (seriously, and I was with the Iowa delegation), it spreads in a nice ameba pattern with no pesky bays or gulfs taking up real estate. In July, when this convention is likely to be held, average temperatures only rise to 80 or so—10 degrees cooler than Tampa, with far fewer hurricanes…
Plus, it’s Cleveland. It’s great!…