She missed an opportunity to humanize her husband by talking about her struggle with MS.Jewel Samad, AFP / Getty Images
How Did Mitt Do?
Sometimes when two people are sitting in front of a camera, they say things they wouldn't ordinarily say if they were rubbing elbows with each other at a cocktail party. Pointed, aggressive, sometimes outright hostile things that can make onlookers cringe—but that we in the business call good television.
Now it all comes down to whether the man who insists he's more businessman than politician can make the political speech of his life.The convention speakers thus far have sketched an outline of Mitt Romney, but the portrait still feels strikingly incomplete.
More than 200 teachers, pipe fitters, and other public and private union workers marched in Tampa’s muggy heat on Wednesday night, chanting against a Republican platform that union leaders say may be the death knell of organized labor.
On Wednesday, as Mitt Romney’s mega-donors clinked glasses aboard a Caymans flag-bearing yacht, one of his biggest, ballsiest bundlers was nowhere to be seen. Anthony Scaramucci, Mitt’s Wall Street matchmaker, has had a busy Republican National Convention.
Republicans like to talk about individual responsibility. In case you haven’t heard, it’s what makes America great.So let’s apply the concept to foreign policy night at the Republican convention. The evening featured Condoleezza Rice, who served as national security adviser and then secretary of state in the administration of George W.
Mitt Romney’s nomination speech is receiving final edits as you read this—examined to make sure every essential theme is included, every phrase shined and sharpened.But Romney has an additional burden in this nomination address—he needs to fill in the missing character narrative at the core of his campaign.
Making the obligatory rounds with the press corps to preview Thursday night’s acceptance speech, Mitt Romney, the regent of references last uttered by characters on Happy Days, quoted Popeye the Sailor Man: “I am what I am and that’s all that I am,” Romney said to Fox News.
From the delegates to the protesters to Ann Romney, Charles Ommanney’s inside look at the convention.
Remarks by Newt and Callista GingrichIf you thought Newt University was fun, the remarks by Mitt Romney’s former primary opponent and wife, Callista, are sure to be a hoot. The Gingriches will take the stage following a video on Ronald Reagan’s legacy and speak on “applying the principles of Ronald Reagan to 2012,” Newt told CNN.
Just a Small-Town BoyPaul Ryan is eager to present himself as your rags-to-riches kind of guy. Telling an audience about his small-town childhood, he was quick to point out that he hasn’t gone far (physically). “I live on the same block where I grew up.
It just boggles the mind to imagine how Paul Ryan can stand up there and lash Barack Obama for abandoning Bowles-Simpson when he did exactly that himself. Or for taking $716 billion out of Medicare that Ryan’s own budget also removes from Medicare.
Last night, as John McCain was in the middle of a speech accusing Obama of weakening American national security, several dozen Ron Paul delegates leapt to their feet and started chanting, “As Maine Goes, So Goes the Nation!” before marching out the door, through the hallways at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, and into the steamy evening.
Paul Ryan made a generational pitch for fresh leadership on Wednesday, slamming the Obama administration with these words: “Fear and division is all they’ve got left.”Stepping into the national spotlight at the Republican convention, the vice presidential nominee wasted no time praising Mitt Romney’s “character and decency.
The greatest privilege I've had working with President George W. Bush is spending time with him, Laura, and his parents at the family home in Kennebunkport.Of course, the compound at Kennebunkport against the rocks and the sea is breathtaking.
Sure, there will always be Ronald Reagan, but compared with those Hollywood-loving Democrats, the Republican Party has long suffered from a movie-star deficit. Jon Voight has been in Tampa this week trying to make up lost ground.
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