Lock it down folks. I think the only really serious comp for Charlotte’s bid to host the DNC gala in 2012 has just been taken off the board by Missouri voters. When 70 plus percent of a state’s voters rebuke the signal policy of an incumbent president — you tell me how likely it is that the nominating convention for that president’s second term comes to town. In this case, St. Louis.
Maybe the DNC doubles back to Minny for some squeeze vs. Charlotte, and should the Uptown fundraising machine falter, yeah maybe the DNC lands there. But I doubt it.
The DNC is coming to Charlotte in 2012. Write it down.