Thousands of Angry Activists Expected to Destroy Tampa in 2012
|It's like Miami, but with uglier beaches and whiter people.|
It will mark the first time a presidential nomination convention has been held in Florida by either party since 1972, when both parties held their events right here in Miami Beach. That of course was the year when Republicans re-nominated that crook Richard Nixon, and Democrats maneuvered against party activists to ensure George McGovern won (and then go on to one of the worst presidential defeats in history). So you know, neither party exactly has happy memories here.
Tampa beat out Salt Lake City and Phoenix (ironically, because of those immigration laws). Tampa was also bidding for the Democratic National Convention.