She missed an opportunity to humanize her husband by talking about her struggle with MS.Jewel Samad, AFP / Getty Images
How Did Mitt Do?
Speaking to Invisible Obama last night, in a performance that seemed to have been written by Timothy Leary and performed by Cheech & Chong, Clint Eastwood was able to drive home to tens of millions of viewers the central message of this year's Republican National Convention: We Are Delusional and Detached from Reality.
The Romney campaign seems unable to make up its mind. In choosing Paul Ryan three weeks ago, it defined the presidential race as a referendum on the American welfare state.Ryan’s core claim is that unless America radically downsizes the domestic functions of the federal government, the country will end up not only broke, but enslaved.
Thursday evening, just before the final night of the Republican convention got underway, the editor in chief of the conservative Iowa Republican website tweeted, “Obama campaign sending Ashley Judd and Ben McKenzie to Iowa to campaign.
Mitt Romney took the stage at the Republican National Convention and accepted the GOP’s presidential nomination to thunderous applause. In a rousing speech, he outlined the failures of the current administration and pledged to recreate the American dream—and of course, prove his iPod’s greatness over Paul Ryan’s.
The media and other members of the American public concerned with the idea that their political representatives base what they say in fact went to town on Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s speech at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night.
It’s 11:20 pm as I’m writing this, and Ross Douthat just tweeted of Mitt Romney’s speech that “it was a highly effective reintroduction to Romney the man, w/ absolutely nothing in it to make Americans nervous about voting for him.
The long national nightmare is over. No, I don't mean Hurricane Isaac, which still threatens folks on the Louisiana-Mississippi border. I'm talking about the man-made disaster in Tampa: the GOP convention.After Ann Romney turned her scene-setter into a scene-stealer; after Chris Christie turned his keynote into a one-note (Me-Me-Me-Me-Me); after Lyin' Ryan and a cringe-worthy cameo from Clint Eastwood, Mitt Romney was introduced by Florida Sen.
Lincoln. Roosevelt. Eisenhower. Reagan. Romney. Why do I suddenly hear the song from Sesame Street playing in my head: “One of these things is not like the others . . .”How did the former governor do tonight? Unfortunately for him, he followed Marco Rubio of Florida, who delivered a curiously (or perhaps not so curiously) self-reverential speech—and with the passion and conviction for which Romney has long searched.
Mitt Romney told a cheering crowd that they deserved the "hope and change" Barack Obama failed to deliver, wading into a policy assault before describing himself as a churchgoing father and businessman whose faith reflects the values of America.
Jon Voight: Obama is ‘a Radical’Tempers flared during our live broadcast Wednesday, when Daily Beast columnist Michelle Goldberg charged that Republicans had “fled the reality-based community.” Jon Voight shot back, calling Goldberg “shorty” and asking: “What are you talking about?!”DNC Chair: Huckabee’s Got a ‘Real Problem’ With WomenAfter Mike Huckabee mocked Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s voice during his convention speech, the DNC chair returned the barb in full force during Beast TV's live roundtable.
Has he gone nuts? Clint Eastwood, Thursday night's previously unannounced “mystery speaker” at the Republican National Convention, had a primetime audience in stitches as he quizzed an imaginary Barack Obama. Calling unemployment a “massive disgrace," Eastwood said it was “time for somebody else to come along and solve the problem.
As Mitt Romney became the first Mormon to accept a major-party presidential nomination Thursday night, his co-religionists in Tampa were both proud and concerned.“These things have a way of being polarizing to an extent,” said Scott Jenkins, the senate majority leader of the Utah legislature, a delegate to the Republican National Convention, and a devout member of the 182-year-old, historically persecuted Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
There have been plenty of speeches at this week’s Republican National Convention, some of them pretty longwinded. In case you didn’t catch all of them, we’ve picked out the best lines from the key speeches so you don’t have to go back and wade through the transcripts.
[Update]As the Republican National Convention wraps up, InTrade's online bettors may be moving, as predicted, in line with the polls, coming back to Mitt Romney after a surprise Obama rally. Post-speech, the Mitt contract's median price bumped up half a cent.
Mike Huckabee says it was the elephant in the room. The former Arkansas governor tells me in a video interview that he mentioned Mitt Romney's religion in his Republican convention speech because "a lot of people had this narrative that evangelicals are not going to vote for a Mormon, that somehow that makes it suspect.
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