The idea of packing 10’s of thousands of Republicans from all over the country into a convention hall seems a bit cavalier in the face of a pandemic.
“Plans are being made by many thousands of enthusiastic Republicans, and others, to head to beautiful North Carolina in August. They must be immediately given an answer by the Governor as to whether or not the space will be allowed to be fully occupied. If not, we will be reluctantly forced to find, with all of the jobs and economic development it brings, another Republican National Convention site. This is not something I want to do. Thank you, and I LOVE the people of North Carolina!”
Guarantee? That would be reckless on its face and a sillier demand might be hard to find. Might as well demand sunny weather during that time while the president is at it.
While the cynics might suggest that putting that many Republicans in a Petri dish could be a good test for the status of the pandemic, remember that those same folks will go home and might very well expose Americans of all political persuasions to COVID. After all, that is kind of what happen in the crowded chaos from the sudden, unplanned for, European travel restrictions.
We must be slow learners.