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The Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Aug. 30, 2012 in Tampa, Florida.

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Corporate money: Makes the political world go ’round, right? Particularly, major corporations tend to shell out to slap their names on both the Republican and Democratic conventions. But huge companies like Coca-Cola, Walmart, Google, and Apple are all rethinking whether they want to sponsor the 2016 GOP convention in Cleveland—because of a certain stubby-fingered real-estate magnate. Here I was thinking the U.S. was still a country where all publicity was good publicity, but I guess some companies are skittish about sponsoring an event that will honor and anoint a xenophobic, sexist racist. The companies also appear too beholden to P.C. culture to want their brands associated with violence that might break out if Donald Trump is denied the nomination. If these corporations don’t sponsor the event, they would be leaving millions of dollars on the convention’s big, beautiful, solid-gold, pearl-encrusted table. What a bunch of un-American, low-class losers. Here’s what else happened:

Have a stupendous evening out there,

Seth Maxon
Home page editor for nights and weekends

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