I named two yesterday that I thought might fill the breach after he threatened to pull out of North Carolina because the governor won’t guarantee that the event can be held at full capacity. But I forgot an obvious third candidate, which identified itself a few hours ago.
More on that in a minute. First, here’s RNC chair Ronna McDaniel insisting that the offers are pouring in:
“The president is right to say to the governor, you need to assure us before we lock in all these hotel rooms and we bring all of this revenue to your state that you’re going to let us have this convention,” McDaniel said. “There’s a lot of states that are calling the president right now saying, hey, why don’t you bring that revenue to our state.”
“We want to have it in North Carolina. The president loves North Carolina, it’s just the governor and he’s got to work with us. Every state we talk to is saying, we want to nominate the president here. They’re so excited to have that,” she later continued. “But this governor [Roy Cooper] is up for reelection, he hasn’t given us the assurances we need, we need to be able to move forward in a concrete way.”