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Re: JAX potential new host of 2020 GOP convention
« Reply #165 on: July 09, 2020, 01:12:09 PM »
“The Republican convention in Jacksonville next month could be moved to an outdoor stadium as cases of the novel coronavirus in the state increase,” the Washington Post reports.

“While no decision has been made, Republican officials are studying two outdoor professional sports stadiums near the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena where the convention is currently slated to be held. They are also looking more broadly into the logistics of pulling off an outdoor convention.”

“An outdoor convention could pose its own set of problems, however. Florida is particularly hot in the summer, with temperatures often climbing to 100 degrees, and rain is also a threat.”

I saw that WaPo reported that.

To me, that's a colossally stupid idea. Let's put aside the brutal heat and humidity and pretend it never rains in the summer in Florida for a moment. Here are the options:

1. Try to fill the Stadium. Unless the Stones are going on right after Trump, this isn't happening. Plus, while not indoors it's not like we're distancing here.
2. Put 15k people (rough Arena capacity) in the Stadium. This doesn't work because it blows the optics issue. Heck, people rip Jags fans if they have 55k in the stadium because it looks empty. While I'd argue that you could distance much better by putting 15k in a 67k seat stadium, why move the convention to Jacksonville in the first place then? Charlotte has an NFL stadium that would have worked just fine if you were willing to do that.

But This is Jax and no one can do this like Jax. You can cover seats with huge MAGA signs and use cardboard cutouts of people In seats to social distance the undesirables out in the heat. A Korean team used stuffed animals which was pretty funny. Elites can hang in the boxes and clubs and Trump bimbos can be bouncing in the pools. Trump can stare at himself on our Billion dollar huge scoreboards to stroke his ego...I think there are some real possibilities here.

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Re: JAX potential new host of 2020 GOP convention
« Reply #166 on: July 09, 2020, 01:28:54 PM »
A Korean team used stuffed animals which was pretty funny.

One team also used blow up dolls....google it.

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Re: JAX potential new host of 2020 GOP convention
« Reply #167 on: July 09, 2020, 02:38:40 PM »
They could probably fill the stadium with all the Confederate statues no one wants anymore.

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Re: JAX potential new host of 2020 GOP convention
« Reply #168 on: July 09, 2020, 02:47:11 PM »
Trump could take the Hollywood approach and use CGI (computer generated imagery) to fill any venue he wants.  If you look at scenes such as the concerts in "A Star is Born", almost the entire "audience" of thousands is CGI.  All this can be done in a studio and the viewing public probably wouldn't know the difference.  Skip the convention and just go this route.  Trump gets his "full house" of adoring "despicables" and we get spared the spread of COVID.  And, everyone saves millions in security and other staging costs.

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Re: JAX potential new host of 2020 GOP convention
« Reply #169 on: July 09, 2020, 02:53:38 PM »
Trump could take the Hollywood approach and use CGI (computer generated imagery) to fill any venue he wants.  If you look at scenes such as the concerts in "A Star is Born", almost the entire "audience" of thousands is CGI.  All this can be done in a studio and the viewing public probably wouldn't know the difference.  Skip the convention and just go this route.  Trump gets his "full house" of adoring "despicables" and we get spared the spread of COVID.  And, everyone saves millions in security and other staging costs.

Brilliant, haha

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Re: JAX potential new host of 2020 GOP convention
« Reply #170 on: July 09, 2020, 03:54:36 PM »
If this is true, then things are about to get REALLLLLY interesting:

NY Times is reporting that DeSantis is quietly hindering donations to the RNC in Jacksonville.

Nate Monroe has pointed out within the last week that it seems odd that DeSantis isn't on the host committee. You'd think he'd be on there as a figurehead if nothing else.

EDIT: Apparently it's over a personal dispute with Susie Wiles, his former campaign manager. Anyone who has followed Jacksonville politics for that long knows that name all the way back to the 2003 Mayor's race. Wow. Not a lot stuns me. Wow.
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Re: JAX potential new host of 2020 GOP convention
« Reply #171 on: July 09, 2020, 04:52:40 PM »
What a cluster this is turning out to be.
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Re: JAX potential new host of 2020 GOP convention
« Reply #172 on: July 09, 2020, 05:57:12 PM »
Uh… what?

Explain Like I'm Five?

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Re: JAX potential new host of 2020 GOP convention
« Reply #173 on: July 09, 2020, 09:49:19 PM »
Now Mitch McConnell saying RNC convention may not happen.  Who whada guessed  ::)?

https://nypost.com/2020/07/09/mitch-mcconnell-republican-national-convention-may-not-happen/

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Re: JAX potential new host of 2020 GOP convention
« Reply #174 on: July 10, 2020, 10:14:25 PM »
Let me add to the useless Cluster and no need to reply ......Can Not Be Understood:

Jacksonville rarely negotiates effectively...... Shipyards, Etc.

Bring this On ..... entrenched politicians, Susie Wiles et al just doing Their Thing

Let’s profile a supposed Growing Red Mayor City.....ooops, now deemed JaCago, JEA Sale “ investigation” goes nationwide/ worldwide Viral, First Coast Outer Beltway ( “ White Flight Blvd”) a wreath placed on ....... well, ........around the many necks of 
those obsessed with regional “ Promotion “, heaven forbid Regional Growth driven by aversion to Jacksonville “ Crime”.

Yea!.... let’s “ Spotlight” ‘ Jacksonville” and “ $100 Million Infusion”.

Let’s board up San Marco for yet another “ Reflective Walk”.


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Re: JAX potential new host of 2020 GOP convention
« Reply #175 on: July 11, 2020, 09:55:12 AM »
"Trump could take the Hollywood approach and use CGI (computer generated imagery) to fill any venue he wants.  If you look at scenes such as the concerts in "A Star is Born", almost the entire "audience" of thousands is CGI.  All this can be done in a studio and the viewing public probably wouldn't know the difference.  Skip the convention and just go this route.  Trump gets his "full house" of adoring "despicables" and we get spared the spread of COVID.  And, everyone saves millions in security and other staging costs."

This is a good idea but lets take it one step further. STAGE IT ON THE MOON!!  He could use CGI and surround himself with imaginary squadrons of Space Force Cadets!  BIGGEST CONVENTION EVER!!! Think General Hux but older, fatter, and more orangy.

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Re: JAX potential new host of 2020 GOP convention
« Reply #176 on: July 13, 2020, 12:11:03 PM »
 VP Pence visited Epping Forest Saturday evening to talk $$ and the proposed convention in August.
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Re: JAX potential new host of 2020 GOP convention
« Reply #178 on: July 13, 2020, 01:52:48 PM »
So what did Pence say?
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Re: JAX potential new host of 2020 GOP convention
« Reply #179 on: July 13, 2020, 02:26:16 PM »
So what did Pence say?

Unknown. It was a private fundraiser, not a press conference. No public/media events.