A recent London Times story started off by saying that “Denver has little reason to exist, and that may be why its inhabitants excel at superlatives.”
I’m not sure what they mean by that. But I do know that the Mile High City, Home of the Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos with 300 Days of Almost-No-Humidity Rocky Mountain High Sunshine Every Year, is going to host the most amazing Democratic National Convention in the history of all time.
Not to jinx any candidate, but around here we’re hoping for a lengthy brokered convention, something that will keep Denver in the media spotlight for days on end. We want the world’s journalists here so long that they’ll be filling newsholes between speeches with slice-of-life stories on every cool thing in the whole metro area.
Heck, there’s even a good chance we Denverites might learn something about our town that we didn’t know. I doubt it though, because we are the nation’s most educated city with the highest quality of life, as evidenced by the fact that we’ve still got two morning newspapers. And even though we brew the most beer in the nation, our inhabitants are also the thinnest. You’ll enjoy watching us go to and fro.
A local booster told me that the difference between Democratic and Republican conventions is that with the Republicans, the crazies are outside the building. With the Democrats they’re inside taking part. Funny. But we hope all you conservatives from Colorado Springs and Dallas, and all you liberals from Boulder and Berkeley will be out and about, hosting big photogenic protests while enjoying the Nation’s Most Livable Community. We want you buying felt cowboy hats and cheeseburgers and making plans to move your corporation’s high-paying jobs here. Even if you’re from Boston, we want you to have a marvelous time.
It’s going to be super.
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