The last time Philadelpha hosted a Democratic Convention

Discredited and traumatized by the debacle of 1980, the Democrats who gathered in Philadelphia for their midterm convention saw everything coming their way, and no one wanted to mess up the prospects. They are looking toward the congressional elections this fall, and drooling. ... Wherever Democrats convene, the hotel elevators do not work, nor does the air conditioning. This tradition, at...

Indy for #RNC2020 or #DNC2020?

The requests for bids for the 2020 Republican National Convention and Democratic National Convention are expected to be sent out to cities in late 2017 or early 2018, and there’s already speculation that Indianapolis will be a heavyweight contender for either convention. If Republicans and Democrats come calling on Indianapolis—as expected—to host their 2020 national political conventions, they’re likely to...