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GOP convention cancelled
Posted by: space-time
Date: July 23, 2020 04:43PM
[www.washingtonpost.com]

Trump cancels Jacksonville portion of the Republican nominating convention

Facing high numbers of Covid-19 cases in Florida and uncertainty on how to conduct a safe gathering, President Trump announced Thursday that he is canceling the Jacksonville part of the Republican nominating convention.

“It’s just not the right time,” he said.
Trump had pushed ahead with convention plans despite warning from various quarters, but on Thursday he bowed to the overwhelming obstacles of holding a mass gathering during a pandemic.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 07/23/2020 05:14PM by space-time.
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Re: GOP convetion cancelled
Posted by: timg
Date: July 23, 2020 04:45PM
No need for conventions this year. We all know who the candidates will be and who the winner will be.

The only question left is who will be VP.

They don't need a convention for that.



Skill without imagination is craftsmanship. Imagination without skill is Modern Art.
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Re: GOP convetion cancelled
Posted by: rgG
Date: July 23, 2020 04:50PM
About damn time.
I think it was the fact that a LOT of people finally said, I am not going to go there, that brought this about.





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)
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Re: GOP convetion cancelled
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: July 23, 2020 04:55PM
Hey, remember, today is the day the Comet of Doom is closest to the Earth.


The Heavens Reveal Our Fates!

as mentioned here last week BTW
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Re: GOP convetion cancelled
Posted by: mattkime
Date: July 23, 2020 05:10PM
I'm completely confused. How are they going to prove the virus doesn't matter if they don't hold the convention?



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Re: GOP convetion cancelled
Posted by: space-time
Date: July 23, 2020 05:13PM
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mattkime
I'm completely confused. How are they going to prove the virus doesn't matter if they don't hold the convention?

smiley-laughing001
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Re: GOP convetion cancelled
Posted by: Yoyodyne ArtWorks
Date: July 23, 2020 05:15PM
Ooh, DeSantis is definitely on Donnie’s doo-doo list now. Missing a chance for public adulation is not something Cheeto will forget



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Re: GOP convetion cancelled
Posted by: hal
Date: July 23, 2020 05:24PM
He immediately pivoted from "can't do big crowd in FLA" to "you must crowd kids into school!"
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Re: GOP convetion cancelled
Posted by: Ted King
Date: July 23, 2020 06:14PM
The virus is going to beat him every time he tries to pretend people aren't spreading it like they are spreading it. He may be able to memorize five words in a row, but he can't seem to figure out why the virus keeps kicking his ass (and we are the ones that feel the pain).
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Re: GOP convention cancelled
Posted by: Wags
Date: July 23, 2020 06:28PM
You don't need a convention if you're planning on declaring martial law.
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Re: GOP convention cancelled
Posted by: btfc
Date: July 23, 2020 06:34PM
It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to...


You would cry too if it happened to you!
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Re: GOP convetion cancelled
Posted by: Speedy
Date: July 23, 2020 06:46PM
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rgG
About damn time.
I think it was the fact that a LOT of people finally said, I am not going to go there, that brought this about.

Yep, another arena 2/3 empty. Not a great visual. Winning!!!



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: GOP convention cancelled
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: July 23, 2020 07:06PM
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Wags
You don't need a convention if you're planning on declaring martial law.

Already quietly declared it in Portland. More “mumbled it”
Without officially declaring it.
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Re: GOP convention cancelled
Posted by: vision63
Date: July 23, 2020 09:35PM
I think that Biden +13 Florida poll cancelled the convention.
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Re: GOP convention cancelled
Posted by: RgrF
Date: July 23, 2020 10:53PM
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vision63
I think that Biden +13 Florida poll cancelled the convention.

The local county sheriff said they had no way of providing the security needed - not enough lead time. That was days before the poll came out.
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Re: GOP convention cancelled
Posted by: vision63
Date: July 24, 2020 12:10AM
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RgrF
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vision63
I think that Biden +13 Florida poll cancelled the convention.

The local county sheriff said they had no way of providing the security needed - not enough lead time. That was days before the poll came out.

I also don't think enough people were going to go. He cancelled his New Hampshire rally and the Oklahoma even was sparsely attended.
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Re: GOP convention cancelled
Posted by: GGD
Date: July 24, 2020 03:19AM
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vision63
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RgrF
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vision63
I think that Biden +13 Florida poll cancelled the convention.

The local county sheriff said they had no way of providing the security needed - not enough lead time. That was days before the poll came out.

I also don't think enough people were going to go. He cancelled his New Hampshire rally and the Oklahoma even was sparsely attended.

At the time New Hampshire was "postponed" due to weather, although it seems like they forgot to schedule a new date, maybe the weather still hasn't let up.

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White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany announced the rally’s postponement to reporters traveling with the president aboard Air Force One, saying it would be delayed by “a week or two” because of a “big storm.

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Tim Murtaugh, the campaign’s communications director, also said in a statement that the event Saturday in the city of Portsmouth had “been postponed for safety reasons because of Tropical Storm Fay. It will be rescheduled and a new date will be announced soon.”

[www.politico.com]
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Re: GOP convention cancelled
Posted by: RgrF
Date: July 24, 2020 03:26AM
No doubt. They can't get up a head of steam when headed into a political headwind of hurricane proportions and they know this. So the big guy throws his ego around and the minions then have to find a way to deal with it.

That's how autocracies work.
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Re: GOP convention cancelled
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: July 24, 2020 07:44AM
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Re: GOP convention cancelled
Posted by: sekker
Date: July 24, 2020 09:27AM
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Steve G.

Is that real, SteveG?
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Re: GOP convention cancelled
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: July 24, 2020 01:18PM
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sekker
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Steve G.

Is that real, SteveG?
Yup, screen shot from Google news page.



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