2016 GOP convention not coming to Detroit

February 27, 2014
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Detroit won’t host the GOP 2016 nominating gala, the party’s chairman said today, a setback to every Republican strategist who feels the city could be used to appeal to urban voters.

The Detroit News reports GOP chairman Reince Priebus tweeted Thursday that “Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Denver, Dallas, Kansas City, Las Vegas & Phoenix” are “moving on to the next phase” for cities that could host the 2016 Republican National Convention.

Ohio, Reince Priebus loves you.

The awfully expensive idea, especially considering the city’s current fiscal picture, was floated last November by Republican strategist Mike Murphy in an op-ed for Time magazine.

Murphy, of fucking course, blames Democractic policies and unions for Detroit’s financial problems. So, he suggested at the time, why not exemplify that point by hosting the GOP convention in Detroit!

“What is working now is a comeback in the central city fueled by young entrepreneurs and free enterprise. Detroit is going to be a comeback story, and it will be done on GOP principles. What better place to show the country that we offer a way forward with room for everyone?”

Sorry, Mikey. Maybe next time — we are a bit busy right now.