And hope they can have something that resembles a normal one ….
I doubt that though…
The Democratic National Committee is postponing the party’s presidential convention in Milwaukee to August 17, the week before the Republican Party’s convention.
The delay from July 13 came after likely nominee Joe Biden publicly called for the convention to be rescheduled in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The delay from July 13 follows weeks of behind-the-scenes discussions with party leaders and the two remaining presidential candidates’ campaigns of Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden. The DNC had been resisting calls from Democratic officials to change the date, but was forced to shift gears after likely nominee Joe Biden this week called for a delay.
“I’m confident our convention planning team and our partners will find a way to deliver a convention in Milwaukee this summer that places our Democratic nominee on the path to victory in November,” convention CEO Joe Solmonese said in a statement Thursday.
In addition to postponing, DNC officials are discussing ways to scale back the convention. The committee is not flush with cash and wants to avoid the appearance of throwing a big party in the midst of a severe economic downturn.
“People are going to be hurting,” a DNC official said. “It’s not a time be lavish.”
While there has been talk about having a virtual convention, party officials and Biden — the presumptive nominee – would like to have a live event as long as it can be done safely, according to sources with the DNC and one with Biden’s campaign.
“Joe earned this and we do want something to mark that, but it’s really complicated,” the Biden campaign source said.
The DNC’s decision drew praise from officials involved in the convention planning……