Question, if SLC did host the Republican Convention how much of the 40 million
is out of city/state $$$, will they be paying SLC for extra police and traffic
services? If the GOP pays for the whole thing by themselves it will only be
somewhat irritating to deal with the security and traffic nightmare this would
cause. If a single cent of my tax money goes to this i'll be pretty upset.
Think of all the money this would BRING to the city hotels, restaurants and yes
tax revenues. Anyone with a brain would know this would be huge business for
They are usually in swing states but really Romney got nothing out of it in
Florida, and Obama got nothing out of it in North Carolina.The
hypothesis goes that hosting a convention boosts turnout in that state, I guess
Nate Silver needs to look at this.
North Carolina and Florida are both swing states that were won only narrowly
last year. Having the convention in Utah, on the other hand, would only be
preaching to the converted and Republicans can't afford to do that if they
have any hope of winning the Presidency again.
The Republican Party is in such a disarray they have no chance in 2016. Having
the Republican Convention in SLC would only ensure that the Republican Party is
out of touch.
"I think Utah is the prime example of how great the rest of the country can
have it."Ha, ha. Despite local mythology, Republicans in the
rest of the country like to drink and until Utah loosens its communist style
liquor laws, there won't be any convention here.
As an Independent I am asking myself "You've got to be kidding,
Oh please, oh please, oh please, oh please...It would be like the
having the Olympics again, remember, Conventions are fueled by
alcohol, so once again...the Utah State legislature will HAVE to change
their stupid liquor laws...again.
This won't happen until SLC has a convention hotel next to the Salt Palace.
Security reasons alone will stop it from happening until then.If
the $40 Million has to come from the state, it won't happen either. The
State baulked at the thought of a $35 Million performance tax credit for a hotel
once.Bringing the GOP Convention to SLC would be great for business
but we would need approximately 2,000 more hotel rooms than we currently have to
support everyone. Anyone who thinks we could do it now doesn't realize
that people won't want to stay in Wendover just to attend.
What better way to reinforce the idea that The GOP and the Mormon Church are in
league?I say go for it!
the liquor laws HAVE been liberalized - LDS? lib, king's court, please join
the current decade.LDS? lib, why do you need easier access to
lost in DC: the liquor laws HAVE been liberalized You must be
referring to the "Zion Curtain" the latest liberation of libation. Too funny, Utah's liberal liquor laws is an oxymoron.We would
have to bring in extra escorts though.
Yeah, "it's time to have a new approach". Stop spending all that
money on your convention and start figuring out how to win elections. For
The only thing stranger might be the Democratic Party holding their convention
in Salt Lake City, Utah.
It will never happen.
Only 40 million out of pocket expenses to host the convention? Mitt alone could
cover that and think of the financial benefit to the whole area. And why all
the negative comments by you guys? The Republicans have to hold the convention
somewhere, why not Utah? Were you against the olympics here too?
It's obvious why WE would want the convention here, but we have to
ask..."Why would the GOP want to hold its big show in Utah?" Maybe to
win over the dozens of democrats who live here. Or maybe to secure our five