Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio cautious on 2012 GOP convention
Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio said she has an open mind about Tampa bidding to host the 2012 Republican convention, and will wait to see what kind of analysis Al Austin and other supporters of the idea present to her. But Iorio hardly sounded like a cheerleader for the idea, and one has to wonder how city and state leaders would sell ponying up public money or in-kind services while services and employees are being cut.
"We have to be realistic about our economy and the cuts we as a city have sustained over the last three years,'' Iorio told Buzz. "We have to make sure we don't make a commitment that can't be fulfilled in a first-class way."