The Kansas City Star has posted an editorial on the city efforts to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. Here is an excerpt
In a solid move, organizers have put longtime Leawood Mayor Peggy Dunn and husband Terry Dunn, former CEO of J.E. Dunn Construction Co., in charge of raising $50 million or more from the private sector to help finance the 2016 bid.Phoenix, Las Vegas, Denver and Columbus, Ohio — along with Kansas City — are considered frontrunners. At a meeting with GOP officials last week, Kansas City leaders touted the region’s credentials as a friendly place, convenient to get to from any part of the country.In recent weeks, some people have raised objections to wooing the GOP here, saying its social and economic policies have damaged America.As sometime critics of Republican policies, we understand the point.Then again, voters in the Kansas City region are quite well balanced between Republicans and Democrats.And when it comes to wooing conventions, city officials should not apply a litmus test to their efforts except in the most egregious cases. This isn’t one of them.