For at least one week, we won't be be flyover country. With the nation tuning into the Republican National Convention, St. Paul, Minneapolis and the metro area will be on stage. It's a chance for us to shine, fall flat or land somewhere in between. Forget the politics for now: What kind of image boost can we expect, if any, from hosting the convention? Will delegates and national media react positively to the Twin Cities, as has generally been the case when we've hosted national events before? Do you have fears that we might not live up to the role? If so, why? Or do you hope we'll remain one of the best-kept secrets in the country when this is all over? The Ed Board will be writing about this topic over the weekend, and we'd like to hear from you. Please share your thoughts in the comment area.
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