She missed an opportunity to humanize her husband by talking about her struggle with MS.Jewel Samad, AFP / Getty Images
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What has two American Idols, five Christian rock star brothers, and the lead guitarist of Bob Dylan’s touring band from June 7, 1988, to Oct. 19, 1990?You guessed it: the Republican National Convention!Convention organizers have dived deep into the iPods of the American heartland for their lineup of musicians appearing on the two stages at the Tampa convention floor.
OK, we get it. Chris Christie is overweight. Since taking office as the 55th governor of New Jersey in January 2010, he has been the punchline of every weight-related joke imaginable. From the kings of late-night comedy, this repartee is par for the course.
That Mitt Romney character sure sounds like a bad man—at least according to the Democratic spin operation striving to be heard in Tampa this week. “We’re excited to start our messaging on Mitt Romney’s business career, and what he did and how it affected real people in middle-class America,” former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs declared, launching President Obama’s counterattack Tuesday in a storefront office a few blocks from the Republican National Convention.
As a retail politician, Mike Huckabee is everything that Mitt Romney is not: warm, funny, and a natural performer.At the Republican convention here in Tampa, where the former presidential candidate speaks on Wednesday night, he’s devised a neat formulation to sell a nominee so different in style and tone.
Suggesting the Obama administration meddled with Hurricane Isaac forecasts to make the GOP cancel part of its convention and calling Sandra Fluke a ‘slut’ are just the radio host’s latest zingers. From equating Obama with Hitler to likening Hillary Clinton to a ‘screeching ex-wife,’ here are Rush’s 20 most outrageous remarks.
UPDATED 6:54 PM—New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s keynote address is the substantive center-piece of this first night of the Republican Convention. But contrary to expectations that he will play the traditional role of attack dog, the former U.
The Daily Beast’s Howard Kurtz, Michelle Goldberg, and Lauren Ashburn swung by Google's studio at the Republican National Convention in Tampa for a live Google Hangout on Tuesday. Michelle Cottle, our Washington reporter, "dialed in" from D.
Mitt Romney can't do it by himself.His top lieutenants admitted as much here in Tampa as the storm-delayed Republican convention finally gets underway."Governor Romney, he doesn't feel comfortable talking about himself," his pollster, Neil Newhouse, said Tuesday at an event sponsored by ABC and Yahoo.
But seriously, folks ... Mitt Romney is a really funny guy.“He’s got a spectacular sense of humor,” senior Romney adviser Ron Kaufman insisted at Tuesday morning’s Politico Playbook Breakfast in Tampa, where Republicans geared up to formally nominate the straight-laced Mormon at their national convention this week.
Political activist Medea Benjamin has spent more than 30 years fighting for peace and social justice around the globe. In addition to Code Pink, she cofounded the international human-rights organization Global Exchange and was one of 1,000 women who were collectively nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2005.
A tropical storm may have upended the Republican convention in Tampa, but it takes a lot more than that to drown out hordes of journalists.To be sure, they didn’t have much to cover on Monday, not with the convention delayed at least a day and Isaac largely a no-show, with the sun filling the Florida sky at times.
Halfway through Chris Matthews’s mugging of Republican National Committee chair Reince Priebus yesterday on MSNBC, I had a flashback. It was to the moment almost eight years when Jon Stewart so humiliated Crossfire hosts Paul Begala and Tucker Carlson that he ultimately forced the show off the air.
Newt Gingrich, who wrote his doctoral dissertation on “Belgian Education Policy in the Congo, 1945–1960,” but gave up his academic career 34 years ago when he left West Georgia College to run for congress, is playing professor once again.
TAMPA—John Boehner thinks the national political conventions are too long and too costly, and that the defining documents they produce, the party platforms, are tedious things that nobody ever bothers to read. On the other hand, conventions occasion such events as the speaker’s luncheon on Monday with the press, where Boehner watched reporters dine on steak and lobster, while he answered their questions as his own portion grew cold (“The idea that I was gonna eat here,” he said, “was a lie.
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