We now have the first site to express interest in hosting the 2012 Democratic Convention:
[Gov. Beverly] Perdue said she was lobbying [DNC Chairman Tim] Kaine to bring the Democratic convention in 2012 to Charlotte. -WRAL.com
Given Obama's victory in North Carolina in 2008, having the convention there would be an interesting choice, setting a stake in the ground in the Southeast, just as Denver did for the Mountain West in 2008.
Charlotte was invited to bid for the 2008 convention, but never expressed any interest. They were so uninterested, that 10 weeks after a deadline to inform the DNC they were interested, the GOP mayor of Charlotte said:
The city also received an application for the 2008 Democratic National Convention, but McCrory, who's a Republican, says the city has no plans to submit a bid for that event, either. -DCW
That's right. Ten weeks after the deadline to make a bid for the convention, they announced they weren't going to make a bid. Talk about clueless. Luckily, Charlotte GOP Mayor Pat McCrory has announced he won't be seeking re-election in 2009.
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