Monday, January 24, 2011

'Waiting is the hardest part'

And so ... we wait.

While most of the political class is waiting for President Obama's State of the Union speech tonight, a lot of people in St. Louis, Charlotte and a pair of other cities are waiting for something else: the announcement of the site for the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

On Sunday Politico had the latest story on the wait, which now seems likely to drag into next week.

"And for the cities in convention contention," it said, "there’s a lot of civic pride caught up in this very public drama. They’re aching for the validation that would come, first, from winning the competition, and second from the chance to showcase their city to the national political and media classes."