The mayor doesn't suggest you cast a vote for him.
Now that 2010 is afoot, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay
wants your take on the biggest news-makers of 2009, a la Time
magazine's "Person of the Year"
In his weekly poll
released today, Slay asks you to pick from his pre-fab list of last year's biggest game-changers.
From the smoking ban's passage
, to KFUO being sold
, to St. Louis Cardinal Albert Pujols winning the MVP
, the list hits all the bases, while slighting the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
, touting downtown and elbowing the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department
. Yes, George Clooney
makes the cut.
So if you're an astute consumer of news, there's one whopper of a potential
game-changer in there that might have jumped out at you.
And it is:
St. Louis mulls bid for a national political convention.
Hizzoner has been chatting it up with mayors in other cities that have hosted political pow-wows, says his flack, Kara Bowlin
. But Bowlin says she doubts the city will make a bid this time-round.
According to DemConWatch
, St. Louis was invited to bid for both the 2004 and 2008 Democratic party conventions.
The RNC has a handful of cities preening for its attention. Facebook groups already abound for "2012 in..." Cleveland, Cincy, San Diego, Atlanta.
Seems like a St. Louis bid for either shindig would be a no-brainer.
$$!! Tourists!! New infrastructure!!
Of course, there are requirements. Denver had to satisfy a seven-page laundry list
to get the 2008 DNC convention.