CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Now that the Republican National Convention is over, the reviews are in: Cleveland is a winner.
But is it enough to change the city's image for the long run? Is a week full of positive reviews enough? So far Cleveland has been called beautiful, welcoming, and even world-class.
Rave reviews of Cleveland keep rolling in from delegates and Republican Party members who visited from across the country.
"This is a great place, we had a wonderful week. Everybody was great, the security here was amazing," said Mary Ann Manion, a Missouri GOP member.
Texas delegate Robin Walker agreed.
"Hey, I want to tell you how much I love Cleveland! Pleasantly, it was beautiful, you guys killed yourself getting it clean, it's cleaner than a lot of places in Texas," said Walker.
Politicians like Congressman French Hill of Arkansas had great things to say as well.
"We have loved Cleveland. We've been here since last Friday. We've explored all over the city. We love what's happening downtown," Hill said.
Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, praised the mayor and police chief for a safe convention.
"This was probably one of the most peaceful, one of the most beautiful, one of the most love-filled conventions in the history of conventions," Trump said.
Even The Donald's son spoke out about The Land.
"I've had a blast in Cleveland, Cleveland's been amazing, this room has been amazing, the whole convention has been amazing. Law enforcement and the city, the job they've done is beyond anything," Eric Trump said.
The positive attention hasn't gone unnoticed by the visiting national and international media, either, as Cleveland was splashed across headlines all over the world.
"I do think Cleveland Police have done an amazing job with so much fear and concern about what could happen. They've done such a good job of keeping the city safe," said CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley.
All of the praise is a far cry from the nicknames Cleveland has endured for decades. So is this finally the end of being called "the mistake on the lake?" Comedian and actor Joe Piscopo thinks the city has made a comeback.
"I tell you, it's world class," he said. "It's so nice, it's so friendly. Cops and law enforcement from all over the country. I don't know how they put it together, they did a magnificent job."
After taping here all week, Daily Show host Trevor Noah said he'd like to move the show to Northeast Ohio. He joked that the people he met were "so friendly it's almost creepy."
Here's a collection of national articles that just make Cleveland residents even more proud of their city:
Washington Post: We were promised a riot, we got a block party
Fortune: One thing Republicans can agree on
LA Times: CLE protests quiet
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