Tampa, one of the largest and most boring cities in all of Florida, is home to one of the largest and most boring gatherings ever, the 2012 Republican National Convention. Unless you happen to like endless hours of Congressional candidates from Utah speaking to a half-empty room. Different strokes, we suppose. As in: we just had eight different strokes watching Rick Santorum’s speech last night. What is his obsession with hands?
Tampa didn’t want the Republican National Convention. Oh, sure, the Republicans are saying now that Tampa was asking for it. And if it were a “legitimate” convention, the city of Tampa has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But they’re not, so clearly it MUST be consensual.
Let’s all hope that someday, cities will say “NO” to the GOP and “no” will mean “no.” Meanwhile, our thoughts go out to you, Tampa.