The Road to Chicago
May 29, 2008 in Presidential Campaign
It is my hope, through this series of posts, to explain both the process by which the national party decides where to hold a national convention and what is happening as we prepare for the convention.
In an email one of the organizers of the convention shared some observations.
First of all, the best place to get info on the happenings in Chicago is at the convention website. I would particularly point those of us with severe limitations on our financial reserves to the page where housing options are discussed. These options include the host hotel, other nearby hotels, Hostels and local Greens willing to put out-of-towners up for a nite or two.
In addition, it was pointed out to me that the convention planners are discussing a “one day ticket” so those of us who can’t make the several day commitment for the full convention can still attend and participate.
The cost of proxies is the subject of discussion, with some believing that it is necessary to charge to cover the costs of the convention. Others think it might effect the outcome of the convention, with those attending possibly not representing the broad opinion of their state party, but only the opinion of those with enough ready cash to make the trip.
More later, but if this writer doesn’t get his fanny to work earning some of said cash, prospects of his being in Chicago are slim indeed!
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