POLL: What Should Rybak Tell the Democratic National Convention?
Last Minneapolis mayor to address DNC became a famous senator.
The last Minneapolis mayor to address the DNC was Hubert H. Humphrey, in 1948. While the 2012 election is arguably less fraught with tension than that one—Democrats were debating whether or not to support civil rights, and worried sick that a progressive step would alienate white Southern voters—Humphrey's speech catapulted him to national fame, possibly helping HHH win a Senate seat later that year.
While Rybak tossed cold water on that idea when Strib reporter Eric Roper brought it up ("To me, this will be the easiest job in the world, because the president's done so much and the contrast is so great," Rybak said.), the mayor's topic isn't set yet, so we think you should give the mayor a hand.
"Poor Mitt. He can't help it. He was born with a silver Spoonbridge and Cherry™ in his mouth."
What are your tips?