Orlando is Best Suited to Host 2016 Democratic National Convention

This morning, it was revealed that Orlando, the City Beautiful was one of 15 cities asked to “submit a bid to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention (the News 13 story by way of CNN can be found HERE).

The economic benefits to the region alone, should be enough to get every lawmaker, regardless of what side of the aisle they fall on, to pick-up the phone and try to make this happen.

Other cities under consideration include Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus (Ohio), Detroit, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Miami, Nashville, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh and Salt Lake City.

Those are all fine cities, but Orlando is the best place to host this convention and I’ll explain why.

A Long Serving, Democratic Leader and Ambassador to the city: Mayor Buddy Dyer doesn’t sleep when his city is in the national spotlight. He also has a great relationship with President Barack Obama.


The Finest Venues in America: We’ve got the best Convention Center in the country, surrounded by the most visited area in the history of human civilization. We’ve got a State of the Art Amway Center, which has already hosted national events. There is also a new MLS Soccer Stadium, and a renovated Citrus Bowl that hosts 3 Bowl Games a year.

The I4 Corridor: Is still one of the most important political regions of the world. Orlando is in Orange County and flanked by Oseceola county (both blue) which provide a friendly pocket of support in a State that is very much in play for 2016. It’s also home to a big donor who’s hosted the President a few times in the past. Looking at you John Morgan.

The Other Cities aren’t as desirable of a destination: “Welcome to Cleveland!” ..yeah okay. New York and Penn will still be blue. Las Vegas? Not unless what you want to happen there, to stay there. Phoenix and Salt Lake? Are you kidding? The home states of the two previous GOP nominees. Nashville? How many Country musicians vote Democrat? And our friends down south in Miami? *whispers* That’s where Marco Rubio is from. You don’t want to have it there. Do you?.

It only took me 10 minutes to write this and it’s a pretty good case.

Orlando should host the DNC. It should host the RNC when we’re eligible again in a few years. It should host everything.


Because we host everyone. Citizens from all over the planet and they have a wonderful time. It’s what we do.

The World Class Convention Center is the best reason we should host events like the DNC

The World Class Convention Center is the best reason we should host events like the DNC

Your Social Media Sunday Political Round-up for 4-13-14

Here are the week’s best social media offerings from your elected officials.

We start off with a major photo from the opening ceremonies of the Hispanic Business Expo. Let me take a deep breath because everyone is in this shot. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, Congressman Daniel Webster, Windermere Mayor Gary Bruhn, Orange County Supervisor of Elections Bill Cowles, Orange County Commissioners Scott Boyd and Pete Clarke, Orlando Commissioner Tony Ortiz, Seminole County Supervisor of Elections Mike Ertel, Winter Garden City Commissioner Bobby Olszewsky, and Orange County Clerk of Court Eddie Fernandez. This photo was posted on FB and shared many times.

Hispanic Business Expo Everyone

However, Mayor Dyer may have still won the week with this tweet he sent out during his State of the City Address.

Dyer took this photo mid-speech

Dyer took this photo mid-speech

No slouch on social media himself, Congressman John Mica donned an old school Ice Cream Man uniform for this FB post during an event.

Congresswoman and DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz went back to school for her 30th High School Reunion.

State Representative Joe Saunders turned 31 Years old this week. Throw him some Birthday Wishes.

State Representative Eric Eisnaugle was a winner on Tuesday and sworn in the very next day. He posted this thanks after his victory.

Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam had some little visitors to the Capitol this week.

Speaker of the House Will Weatherford, buzzed former State Senator and Gubernatorial Candidate Nan Rich with this tweet.

Florida Senator Marco Rubio sounding off on Twitter about the situation in Cuba.

We end with an epic Throw Back Thursday picture from Florida Governor Rick Scott. 1971 when he joined the Navy. Wow!

That’s it for now. We’ll see you next week!

Your Social Media Sunday Political Round-Up for 3-30-14

Happy Sunday! Here are this week’s best Social Media offerings from your Elected Officials.

Florida Governor Rick Scott won the week this Selfie with Soccer great David Beckham. Also pictured Florida First Lady Ann Scott and Lt. Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera.

The Governor wasn’t the only one to get in on the Selfie Action. Here is a RT from House Speaker Will Weatherford featuring a few of Florida Legislature’s Mover and Shakers.

Florida Congresswoman and DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz was one of many Gators celebrating the team’s return to the Final Four last night.

Congressman John Mica is seen here dedicating a Sunrail station in Debary. The commuter rail system that runs from Volusia to Osceola county starts running in just a few weeks.

Here is Congresswoman Corrine Brown meeting with some constituents.

Here is an epic Throw Back Thursday Pic from State Representative Jason Brodeur.

Here are State Representatives Victor Torres and Linda Stewart meeting with hard workings doing work in the community.

Stewart Torres

Here is Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer celebrating the first game for the Orlando City Lions. The Lions will be joining MLS next year.

Finally, we’ve got Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs on Guitar in this picture taken with the band “Something Special”.

We’ll have more for you next week!

Your Social Media Sunday Political Round-Up for 3/16/14

Here are this week’s best social media offerings from your elected officials.

One of the big political stories here in Florida was David Jolly‘s big win over Alex Sink the Florida Congressional 13th Special Election. Florida Governor Rick Scott passed on his congratulations. Scott defeated Sink in 2010 to become Governor.

Even Florida Senator Marco Rubio comes up for Jury Duty.

Alan Grayson decided to use Sink’s loss to teach a lesson.

Florida Speaker of the House Will Weatherford passed on congratulations to another winner this week, House 44 Special Election GOP Nominee Eric Eisnaugle who rolled to victory this week in West Orange County.

Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz decided to post a message from Miami Heat Basketball future Hall of Famer Lebron James‘ad promoting the Affordable Care Act.

Congressman Daniel Webster took to Facebook this week to call for action on the Keystone Pipeline.

State Senator Darren Soto, and State Representatives Linda Stewart, Victor Torres were on hand in Azalea Park yesterday for the rededication of the Roberto Clemente Mural.

Soto Stewart

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs was also on hand for the important event.

Finally, here is a great photo of Commissioner Pete Clarke visiting a local Elementary School.

We’ll see you next week!

Your Social Media Sunday Political Round-Up for 2/9/14

Here are this week’s best Social Media Offerings from your elected officials

We start at the top with Florida Governor Rick Scott standing with former Guv Jeb Bush. His operation published this graphic on FB earlier this week.

Here we have the entire cabinet saluting Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers Great Derrick Brooks for his selection to the Hall of Fame. AG Commish Adam Putnam posted this pic on FB.

Florida Speaker of the House Will Weatherford posted this pic on Twitter, shortly after Florida’s new LG, Carlos Lopez-Cantera was sworn in.

Florida Senator Marco Rubio wasn’t happy with the Verbage used by NBC during the first day of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Here is his tweet.

Congressman Alan Grayson is never short of time to trade shots with the GOP. Here is his post from FB.

Florida Congresswoman and DNC Debbbie Wasserman-Schultz shared her friend, former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords video driving for the first time since she was shot in the head in a tragic attack during a community event in Tuscon, AZ.

Congressman John Mica actually had an Intermodal Transportation Facility dedicated in his honor. The former House Transportation Chair has been an important part of that issue for some time.

State Rep. Ricardo Rangel posting on activity in Tallahassee.

Here is a picture of Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs speaking at the Orlando Ballet’s 40th anniversary. Also pictured is Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer.

We’ll see you again next week!

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