More than nine months ago, I reported that Saint Louis was making a bid to host the Democrat National Convention. Today, according to this article in The Wall Street Journal, the Democratic National Committee has picked Charlotte to host the 2012 gathering of communism-loving, socialism-leaning, big-government liberals.
While the Journal’s contention is that the decision signals that President Barack Obama intends to fight again in some of the states that his 2008 presidential campaign brought into the Democratic column for the first time in decades, I think the Dems are fearful of holding a convention in the Show-Me State where the Tea Party Movement is strong and a push for right-to-work legislation is taking shape.
Will I miss the economic impact this event could have had on the St. Louis area? Not one bit!
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UPDATE 2/1/11 at 4:45 p.m. Central: Of all people, the folks at The New York Times‘ Caucus Blog reveal in the next-to-the-last paragraph of this post what is likely the chief reason behind the DNC’s decision to choose Charlotte over St. Louis — Sen. Claire McCaskill’s 2012 re-election bid.