The convention will be held in Tampa, Salt Lake City or Phoenix. I agree with the folks at First Read: Phoenix is the frontrunner. Salt Lake City would actually be an attractive choice, and i disagree a bit with them about the Mormon angle. But Tampa? As much as this Floridian would like to see a good Florida convention again, the hurricane season beckons and seems to have placed a target on the sunshine state during that month. "Can the Republicans risk that?" Probably not. Phoenix, meanwhile, is incredibly hot and dry in August. The GOP likes that. It's in Arizona -- a state full of ex-California exurbanites disdainful of big government. Enjoy the Glendale shopping and spas, though, GOP delegates.
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