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The Rocky Mountain News has a brief comparison of the 3 cities that are vying to host the 2008 Democratic National Convention:
The Mile High City is banking on the growing awareness of the Mountain West's election-swinging clout. Twin Cities boosters say the anointed 2008 running mates would have the perfect location to launch the campaign in Minneapolis-St. Paul, pushing off on a riverboat down the Mississippi River to "campaign through the heartland of America." And New Yorkers say that the time-tested Big Apple has hosted more political conventions than any of the competitors and is confident it can handle both party conventions in '08.A couple of highlights from the comparison graphic:
Hotel Rooms: Denver: 38,000; St. Paul/Mnpls: 35,000; New York: 71,000As a former New Yorker, I will only add that New York is not always hot and humid in August...
- Denver: The thin air can trigger altitude sickness
- St. Paul: Pack the bug spray. The mosquito is the state bird.
- New York: Brutally hot, humid and smelly