CHARLOTTE – Despite the best efforts of some Radical Leftists on the City Council, their State lawmaker cohorts, and young social justice warrior groups, the Queen City is reportedly closing in on winning the bid for the 2020 Republican National Convention.
Down to just two cities – Charlotte and Las Vegas – officials have indicated Charlotte is leading the race.
“As the Republican National Committee nears a decision on where to host the 2020 GOP presidential convention, multiple sources say the momentum appears to be with Charlotte.
“All indications are Charlotte is the leading candidate and people connected to the process believe it is coming, but that is not finalized,” a Republican official familiar with the proceedings told McClatchy.
The official, who will be at the RNC meeting in Austin next week, was not authorized to talk about the private discussions on the record.”
To their credit, the Democratic mayor Vi Lyles and other city leaders have been ignoring the hyperbolic rhetoric of other Democrats and relentlessly presenting Charlotte as an ideal city to host the event. Lyles penned an op-ed that argued for hosting the convention as an example of Charlotte’s values of diversity of experiences and being an open and tolerant city. Plus, the economic boost the city will receive is certainly a consideration.
But we all know that the Left is not actually that tolerant, and a diversity of political beliefs is anathema to them.
The ‘Resistance’ to President Trump won’t go down without a fight. Protests at city meetings have been planned, and the Leftists will do what they do – create nonsensical chaos to intimidate people into voting their way.
A city council meeting is scheduled for next Monday night, and while an agenda has yet to be released, council members will likely take votes to gauge support for hosting the RNC.
“So far, Democrats Mayfield and Justin Harlow have said they will vote no on bringing the RNC to Charlotte. Democrat Braxton Winston has said he is concerned about hosting, but has not decided how he will vote.
Another Democrat, Matt Newton, said Tuesday he is undecided.
“My primary concern is about public safety,” Newton said. “I am also considering the economic prosperity the convention could bring, not just for the city, but for my area.”
If Mayfield, Harlow, Newton and Winston all vote no, that’s only four votes against the RNC on an 11-person council. The council’s two Republicans, Ed Driggs and Tariq Bokhari, support hosting.
Democratic Mayor Pro Tem Julie Eiselt has said she opposes President Trump’s policies but supports bringing the RNC to Charlotte. Democrat Dimple Ajmera has said she supports having the RNC, though she said Tuesday night she is now undecided.
Democrat Larken Egleston has said he is undecided.”
All the drama from the Left about Trump and the RNC demonstrates how Charlotte is not exactly a match made in heaven for the GOP, but more than just Charlotte city proper should be considered here.
North Carolina played a critical role as a swing state on the 2016 presidential election and will likely continue to be a significant bellwether for such races in the future.
Trump’s campaign strategy to engage and draw out rural voters was on full display in the Old North State, and while Charlotte is the antithesis of rural one must not forget that it is surrounded by communities that more closely match the North Carolina ethos that complements GOP pushes over the last two years. Imagine all the GOP voters that would love to attend another historic Trump’led GOP convention.
The RNC is expected to announce it’s decision at its summer meeting in Austin, Texas sometime next week. The Queen City could very well be crowned the winner.