Best Reason to Be Thankful

Vegas Isn’t Hosting the GOP

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In May 2014, two months after an impassioned pitch to host the Republican National Convention, Las Vegas withdrew from consideration. It was 13 months before Donald Trump declared his candidacy and 24 months before he became the presumptive Republican nominee. And we can collectively breathe a sigh of relief. Cleveland, ebullient after the Cavaliers won the NBA title, will forever be known as the city that hosted a dysfunctional party gathering and capped Trump’s improbable run. The party’s most recent presidents and its last two presidential nominees said they would not attend, an unthinkable scenario just a year ago. Our city will still get its close-up on October 19, however, when the Thomas & Mack Center hosts the final presidential debate.

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