There’s just one sentence from this that tells you everything you need to know:
Site selection officials concluded after visiting the city that the Sprint Center lacked sufficient suites for entertaining high-dollar donors.
Who I’m sure will be dumping all that money on the RNC just to come there and watch someone who is not their hand-picked horse accept the nomination.
Two years before the fact, I already know what happened. We had a dozen non-credible flashes in the pans flame in and flame out during the primary season, dividing the anti-establishment vote, making it possible for the establishment’s candidate to win early primaries with low percentage pluralities but win all those states’ delegates because they’re winner-take-all. What there was not was someone in the race running as a militant populist outsider willing to take no prisoners, which was the only thing that could have derailed the establishment. By the time the middle of the primary season comes, the flashes in the pan ran out, and the establishment’s guy had such a big lead in the delegate tally that opposing him became futile. In July 2016, at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, the Republican National Convention nominated one John Ellis “Jeb” Bush for President. Later that year, the Democrat nominee, Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, beat Bush handily in the November election.
I looked at it again, and there’s an element that’s even more repulsive.
The city was willing to spend more than $7 million to create more suites. How nice of them to pay for space to entertain multimillionaires and the occasional billionaire. Because we all know that Sheldon Adelson is so hard up for money these days that he couldn’t afford a week of Kansas City’s high life.
As it is, the city spent $850,000 in its failed bin to win this convention.
This has got to stop.