Many clubs have taken out ads inviting GOP delegates “to party like a liberal” in a city where the “poles are open all night.” City officials say the convention, expected to draw more than 50,000 visitors, could be Tampa’s biggest party ever. Imagine all those rainmakers.
A strip club with a spaceship on the roof seems an odd place to expect Republicans. At first blush, one might not equate lap dances with the political party that wraps itself in buttoned-down family values.
But at convention time, even upstanding men seem to seek out undressed women. When the Christian group Promise Keepers held a convention in Tampa a couple of years ago, attendees flooded the 2001 Odyssey, co-owner Jim Kleinhans recalls. They had such a good time that “they kept their promise to come back the next night.”
Tampa has a ton of strip clubs, and the GOP Convention will bring in a TON of foot traffic. I’m sure a bunch of delegates and party men and women might enjoy the clubs, but I doubt any of the elected official will risk getting their picture taken. I’m sure most clubs have a strict camera policy, but knowing what the National Enquirer and probably even other groups would pay for a GOP Solon stuffing a bill in a G-String might make it worth the risk of getting stomped by a bouncer.
Still I bet Rand Paul won’t be bothered by all that! He’s cool like that, and doesn’t give a damn about the party Schoolmarms!