To the 7,000 or so Democrats arriving for their state convention, in the most Republican urban county in the country — Welcome!
We know political passions run strong and deep, but Fort Worthians are nothing if they’re not accommodating hosts. And, given this is a city that likes to do “bidness,” the Republicans here are likely to overlook some philosophical differences, ‘cause they’re pretty excited about all of the green you’ll be leaving behind as you dine in our fine restaurants, pick up some stockyard souvenirs, patronize our exciting cultural district, and swill a few beers.
You do drink beer, don’t you?
We weren’t sure if we should mostly stock up on chardonnay and lattes, so we contacted the deputy executive director of your state party. To quote Manny Garcia: “We ain’t no latte sippin’ liberals, OK?”
Gotcha. Beer it is then. And we won’t worry about whipping up any of that frothy stuff in our coffee bars, either.
When you venture outside the convention center, we think we’ll recognize you from your blue t-shirts. And we’re hoping you’ll bring your usual funny convention hats and sequined outfits.
Actually, Fort Worth voters are pretty evenly divided among Democrats and Republicans, even though Tarrant County is partial to red. The locals here get into a few spats, but no one gets hurt — usually.
Just don’t forget your cowboy boots because Fort Worth is, as you may have heard, where the West begins. And that’s something Cowtown takes seriously.