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Tampa vs. Charlotte

sbaker Wrote: Sep 09, 2012 6:24 AM
In terms of those who spoke, which is how the Parties present themselves to us at their conventions, the Republicans come off as much younger. At 50 vs 59, the median age for the 64 speakers at the RNC was about a decade younger than the median age of the 98 speakers at the DNC, even including Clint Eastwood! (It's also some what telling that the DNC used half again as many speakers?)
Context Wrote: Sep 09, 2012 7:32 AM
they wanted to make sure everyone had their fair share of limelight?

Tampa, Fla., was like the Republican National Convention delegation -- older, more experienced, less excitable. Tampa has hosted the Super Bowl; the city had lots of space and nothing to prove. There was a been there/done that feel to the entire affair. Tampa Bay is used to welcoming visitors and has plenty of nice hotels to host them.

You say a hurricane is coming? No worries. They laid out some sandbags, closed up for a night and started up a day later. No need to rush a convention. People don't come to Florida to be in a hurry.

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