This time, the Mainers were joined by delegates from several other states. It’s “unscripted, unlike that fiasco in there.”
I’ve waited my whole life to see this.
GOProud’s executive director: “This event tonight was, in a way, a culmination of [a] three-year controversy with CPAC, and our allies showed up today to show their support. … [T]here are a significant number of influential people in the conservative movement who support us.”
I’ve been walking around the RNC for the past few days checking out all the hot fashion looks! Check ‘em out!
Many Republican women (and men) are sporting the party’s spirit animal on their hands, necks, and heads.
Sununu unfazed by Paul rebellion at the convention. The party is “unified.”
That was Ann’s role. “It freed me up to put the choice in more general terms.”
It was the perfect thing to wear to deliver a speech about “love.” But it didn’t tell us much about Ann.
The unseated Maine delegates didn’t get what they wanted, and the whole delegation walked out. Romney and Paul brass united in their irritation: They’re “acting like three-year-old children.”
Everything from cowboy hats with Pro-Life stickers, to Abe Lincoln-style top hats.
Shouting match erupts between Ron Paul and Mitt Romney supporters as the convention unceremoniously votes on Rules, Credentials.
In an advertisement to run in Wednesday’s Tampa Tribune, Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry and Log Cabin Republicans say the Republican platform’s praise for marriage should include same-sex couples. The Family Research Council’s Perkins does not agree.
Just don’t tell Bruce Springsteen that “Thunder Road” is on this list.
Remember when he was on a TV show and made out with a bunch of girls, then chose one and they broke up anyway? Yes, well now he is a California delegate of the Republican National Convention.
“He’s become a very consistent supporter of the embargo.”
Undeterred by the hurricane, the Florida Aquarium hosted one of the first of its RNC parties last night — complete with swimming mermaids.
Politicians’ obsession with the middle class means neither party talks about, or to, the poor anymore. The apathy is mutual.
The most hardcore protesters took the bus down from New York City’s core Occupy movement. Monday’s chant: “Let us use the bathroom!”
PEOPLE OF NEW ORLEANS! Amateur meteorologist Frankie MacDonald returns with his trademark enthusiasm and justifiable volume to help you prepare for Hurricane Kaissac.
The Convention convened, albeit briefly, then adjourned in preparation for Hurricane Isaac.
And, yes, Reince Preibus is a 40-year-old. This unintentional subliminal messaging by the video backdrop may prove to be a problem as the convention moves forward. This is exactly how the photo appears on the Getty wire services. No alteration on our part whatsoever.
Let’s turn to Obama’s anger translator to find out the President’s true feelings, like how “seeing 50,000 people at the Republican convention rallying around someone they don’t like” is like “going to a Star Wars convention where the guest of honor is Jar-Jar Binks. Sounds about right.
Paul’s last hurrah in Tampa ranged from Julian Assange to the Federal Reserve, a long and at times surprisingly bitter farewell. Compromise never paid dividends but, he promised his supporters, “we will become the tent.”
The 21-year-old national commiteewoman from Maine channels the libertarian movement’s sense of betrayal. Sununu was “demeaning.”
Ron Paul’s legions are ready for war. But the party’s almost over, and they know it.
Thousands of people in town for the convention won’t have anything to do until Tuesday. “We haven’t had any business from the convention anyway,” says Redner.
“We usually do flea markets and things like that.” There’s a certain logic to this.
Tampa activists say reports of possible violence are overblown. “They’re afraid of anything that moves.”