- Posted August 22, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Sights and sounds of the RNC
GOP Convention 2016: Iowa or bust
- zdan, CNN iReport producer
Four years ago hurricane Gustav threatened to shut down the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, MN. Yes, that's right, land-locked MN.
And now, it's deju-vu all over again as tropical storm Isaac is threatening to hit Tampa next week.
Sure we know Convention locations are picked for their geography and their play in the general election, but it also comes down to whether or not the area can accomodate a Convention. From a Convention hall to all the off-site locations for press and events. I know a LOT goes into the decision.
Growing up in southeastern North Carolina, I'm no stranger to hurricanes, but I'm pretty darn tired of them interfering with GOP Conventions! So all I can say to the Convention planners is -- can we try 2016 in Iowa?
What do you think? Can you suggest a better location?