If this pick genuinely had Detroiters' interests at heart, there is no reason why it shouldn’t have been held in Detroit, the longstanding favorite of Democratic bait-and-switch politics.
“We have a right to challenge checkbox government and selections,” said Chris White, a longtime Detroit political historian. “When a Detroit resident is selected to be the nominee and the event isn’t held in Detroit after you lost the city in the primary, it sends the wrong message.”
He added, “The event was almost as if it was rushed to say OK, we took care of the black/progressive problem.”
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