Westin Tabor Center public relations director Susan Stiff is refusing to confirm or deny reports that the hotel will host Sen. Barack Obama for the DNC. Other rumors have the Clintons staying at The Brown Palace and former President Carter staying at the Hyatt Regency Denver.
Linhart PR has added Ohio-based Ganeden Biotech as a client.
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We were reminded of the old Sesame Street song/game “One of these things is not like the others” when we read about the “Rocky Mountain Roundtable,” a series of 10 discussions of public issues coinciding with the DNC. Our favorite: a roundtable that will feature “Tom Brokaw, Ben Affleck and Madeline Albright (discussing) international relations.” Presumably it will go something like this:
Brokaw: “Sen. McCain questions why Sen. Obama would be willing to meet with Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who he says has pledged to wipe Israel off the map, denies the Holocaust, sponsors terrorists, arms America’s enemies in Iraq and pursues nuclear weapons.”
Albright: “There’s nothing controversial about meeting with leaders of rogue states, and history supports this. President Kennedy met with Nikita Khrushchev at a time when the two nations were on the brink of nuclear war, and President Nixon met with China’s Mao Zedong knowing that Mao had murdered millions of people.”
Affleck: “RED SOX RULE!!!”
The Denver Business Journal reports that Colorado added 31,500 jobs over the past year, while the number of Coloradans who are unemployed also grew.
The New York Times examines how KUSA/Channel 9 was a pawn in the McCain/Obama advertising wars, and how KCNC/Channel 4 followed along.
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Another example of the scintillating conversations we miss by not being in San Francisco/Silicon Valley. The only question is whether it was a CEO or a VC who uttered it.
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The Los Angeles Times offers a national perspective on Denver’s efforts to host a world-class Democratic National Convention.