Will violence erupt in and around either one of these venues? Let's hope not, but it won't be the first time.
The 41st Republican National Convention will be held in Cleveland , Ohio at Quicken Loans Arena from
July 18-21 2016.
The RNC is expected to formally select Donald J. Trump as the nominee for president for the Republican Party. He may be the first non-politician to receive the nomination since former president Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952, but The Donald is no IKE. For starters. he never even served a day in the military.
The decision to schedule the 41st RNC one month earlier than previous editions was made in order to bypass a Federal Election Commission campaign spending restriction and to facilitate earlier campaigning in Ohio, a key battleground swing state which every winning presidential candidate since 1964 has won. The Ohio winning streak for Republican presidential candidates stretches even further when Abraham Lincoln triumphed over Democratic candidate George B. McClellan in 1860. Another reason behind the timing of the convention is the Rio summer Olympics (August 5 - 21), which is certain to draw the nation’s attention away from costly campaign advertisements.
The 47th Democratic National Convention will be held in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania at Wells Fargo Center and The Pennsylvania Convention Center from July 25-28 2016.
The DNC announced the convention dates on January 23, 2015, and the convention host city on February 12, 2015, eliminating the two other finalist cities of Columbus, Ohio and New York City.
A number of other cities had been chosen by the Democratic National Committee as finalists to host the convention. Birmingham and Phoenix were eliminated following site visits on July 21, 2014. Cleveland, withdrew from the competition after the RNC decided on July 8, 2014, to hold their 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Other cities under earlier consideration to host the 2016 DNC Convention included Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, Nashville and Salt Lake City.
Back in the 1830's, the legendary figures from our great nation's history were roaming the political landscape of our amazing country. The footprint of party giant and one of the founders of the Democratic Party of the United States, President Andrew Jackson, threatened to engulf the party itself.
The initial decision to break away from the Democratic-Republican Party in 1812 over ideological differences and the choice of its leadership, led to the birth of the Democratic Party and the subsequent role in the elevation of Jackson to the presidency.
There was an absence of a formal nomination system for presidential candidates and it caused the build-up of factions within the party, jockeying for post and favors, along with an increasingly prevalent concentration of power among an elite group aligned with President Jackson.
The main reason to hold these conventions is not to have celebrities or sports figures appear, its not to hold a grand party, but to agree on political platforms, which so far we have heard little of from both parties or their so called leaders and soon to be chose candidates.
Stay tuned, but remember... Prevention is worth a pound of cure and we need a cure now more than ever.
This time, the whole world will be "WATCHING"