Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki is a long-range and positive thinker.

Since 2006, he has worked on bringing the Winter Olympics to Northern Nevada, and he is hopeful about 2022. Now that’s long range.

He’s working on bringing the Republican National Convention in 2016 to Las Vegas. Now that’s positive.

Let me be frank. I don’t think that will happen. But it lays the groundwork for 2020, so it’s not entirely a waste of money.

Krolicki said the organizers are working with a budget of “a modest seven figures” to try for the GOP convention.

The new arena planned for Vegas won’t open until Spring of 2016 which is well after the site selection will be completed. I personally don’t think it’s a deal breaker. Russia is still building arenas and stadiums for the Sochi Olympics in February.