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I am surprised that the business community in Boston were unaware that Democrats do not spend their own money when they attend their major political gatherings. True to form, they attend and are guests of various special interest groups, many of them unions, transportation, lodging and meals are provided right down to the bag of “freebies” they take home as remembrances.
On the other hand, those who attend Republican Conventions attend on their own dime. They choose which hotel, method of transportation to get there, where they eat — well, you get the picture. They have the freedom to choose and with that freedom comes choice. The business community always benefits when people come to town with their own money. Tourist attractions, the hot dog vendor on the sidewalk, all restaurants surrounding the venue, the list is endless. They also either come in early or stay a few days after to take side trips in the area. Now, whether you’re a Rep. or Dem. businessman which would you have come to your town.