George W. And H.W. Bush Deliver Support For Romney: "There's No Doubt In Our Mind Mitt Romney Will Be A Great President"
The elder and younger Bush addressed the Republican convention via video and offered their support to the former Governor of Massachusetts.
I've waited my whole life to see this.
An "unprecedented ground game." And a lot of ground to make up.
Not much talk of limited foreign policy in this speech, or Internet freedom. But still insists Obamacare is unconstitutional.
American politics now.
"We know what the President's got on his iPod, but we don’t know what he plans to do about a looming tax hike," McConnell will argue, according to excerpts obtained by BuzzFeed.
Production manager programs RNC stage to say "Will You Marry Me?" Spoiler: she said "Yes."
Back stage, she thought about Hispanics, Romney says.
Romney is at its center, but delegates are eager to hear from Rubio, Ryan, and other younger Republicans. Mitt is likable enough.
This is apparently what passes for family drama in Romneyland.
Introducing his wife in a pre-taped segment, Romney jokes that Ann could take his place atop the Republican ticket — and that the press would like her better. Not bad!
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."
"It is not easy on the wives, the children, the family, the friends because you see someone that you love being maligned, lied about, mistreated, abused, criticized." Miriam Adelson enjoyed the speech.
That was Ann's role. "It freed me up to put the choice in more general terms."
A dramatic, and perhaps risky, reversal for a careful candidate. Unlearning the "brutal" lessons of 2007.
These two speeches to the Republican National Convention Tuesday were not meant to be back-to-back. Much less mashed-up.
The best of her winning speech. An impossible act for Chris Christie to follow.
It was the perfect thing to wear to deliver a speech about "love." But it didn't tell us much about Ann.
The Fox commentator said tonight -- in remarks that are sure to draw comparisons from conservatives to Hilary Rosen's snipe that Ann Romney "didn't work a day in her life" -- that Ann Romney "looks to me like a corporate wife. The stories she told about struggles are hard for me to believe. I mean, she's a very rich women."
"Do you even recognize the America they are talking about?"
Rick Santorum blew up Twitter tonight with his hands-on speech at the RNC. Here are the best parts.
The Romney campaign's most powerful wedge takes center stage.
"Joe Biden told me that he was a good golfer, and I played golf with Joe Biden I can tell you that's not true," the Ohio Governor said.
Maybe not so much in Nevada.
Note to self: "God Bless The USA" is a crowd pleaser at any Republican party.
With a captive audience watching the keynote, Romney directs people to a fundraising page and a link to watch the address.
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.
Small business woman Sher Valenzuela, who is running for Lt. Governor in Delaware, is giving a primetime speech tonight at the "We Build It" themed day of the Republican convention. Valenzuela gave a PowerPoint-presentation to the Wilmington Women In Business forum in April entirely focused on working with the government to get government contracts to build your business. Media Matters also found she gave a similar presentation again in May.
A "mediocre" politician and less Latino than Jeb Bush? The comment was "unpleasant" and unauthorized, says Univision.
"The last thing you want to do is poke a stick in the eye of conservative activists," says Brown. Romney camp tries to hold the line on a compromise.
OK, it's almost entirely Jon Voight.
A traditional religious view is also on message.
Comes days after Colorado Communications Director was told not to talk to the press after telling a reporter not to ask Romney about abortion.
David Brooks regrets your sense of humor.
Citing the hurricane and the timing of the Democratic convention, Stuart Stevens says, "All bets are off."
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 in Tampa, he says, in part to show solidarity with those awaiting Hurricane Isaac.
"He's become a very consistent supporter of the embargo."
The candidate's wife says the hardest part of tonight's speech will be sticking to the script.
In a farcical scene, one protester after another stood up to shout at Rubio while he gave a breakfast speech. "Is there anyone else who'd like to give their opinion?"
Their most powerful weapon, a top aide says. "We're not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact checkers," says Newhouse.
Undeterred by the hurricane, the Florida Aquarium hosted one of the first of its RNC parties last night — complete with swimming mermaids.
"It's going well," says Kaufman.
Politicians' obsession with the middle class means neither party talks about, or to, the poor anymore. The apathy is mutual.