No balloons at the DNC?!
There are not going to be any balloons at the DNC on account of the venue change, a convention official reportedly said to Jim Kuhnhenn, White House and politics reporter for the Washington Bureau of the Associated Press.
"Bad weather forecast, they say. Going indoors to the nearby basketball/hockey arena. But the ceiling there is filled with exactly none of the thousands of red, white and blue balloons that TV viewers expect to be dropping as a convention finale," writes Kuhnhenn.
"Nope. No balloons. Party officials say they're thinking about some other suitably celebratory finish."
Maybe it's just as well. As the Star's Daniel Dale reported last week, the RNC's balloon drop took a long, long time.