Should Republicans move their convention to a location that is less likely to be overcome with thugs and protesters? Some are calling for just that:
With concerns growing in GOP circles that Cleveland is too friendly to protest mobs that will try to disrupt the Republican National Convention in July should Donald Trump be the nominee, calls are starting to be made to move the event to a safer city such as Salt Lake City, Utah, or Virginia Beach, Va.
A prominent former Reagan advisor and businessman, for example, has sent a plea to Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus warning that riots could spoil the confab and ruin the nominee’s election chances just like the 1968 riots by Vietnam War protesters at the Democratic National Convention helped to doom Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey.
“Riots in Chicago yesterday that shut down a Donald Trump rally confirm our worst fears. Cleveland will be the opportunity for community organizers to combine all their knowledge in an attack on the Republican Party’s national nominating convention,” said Richard J. Bishirjian in a letter to supporters.
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