It's been a heck of a whirlwind summer, which has somewhat limited my blogging, though I have been doing semi-regular updates on the race (the latest of which can be found here). And then, just as that let up, I dipped into Board meeting preparation frenzy at work, which prevented me watching much of the RNC this past week. Well, that, and listening to election news drives Abbey batty. Not to fear, I have been reading along, and technology provides us a fix. For the next three days, I'm going to be blogging my reactions to the major speeches from this past week's Republican National Convention. An after-live blog, if you will.
For our first segment, we'll watch Ann Romney on the opening night of the convention. Normally I wouldn't be very interested in the spousal speech, but I am interested to see her try to fulfill her mission of humanizing Mitt:
All right, now on to the speech by Rick Santorum. Always interesting to see how the runner-up does with the required endorsement, and what clues it gives about what's on his mind for next time. because, if the party follows the experience it's had of "runner-up next" for every open slot since 1976 except one, this could very well be the Republican nominee in 2016 or 2020. Mind-boggling as that would be...
Now on the man who probably should be the nominee the next time they have a open slot, but decided this wan't the year to run a campaign that told the party the truth, Chris Christie giving the keynote address:
All right, wrapping up with this little Bush featurette from Day Three:
That, of course, is as close to the stage as they're willing to let a Bush get at this point. And that is a big deal- former Presidents are usually convention centerpieces, the Democrats even still trot out Jimmy Carter. Give them another four years, though, and they'll be back. Darn if that isn't quite a nicely produced little piece. Oh, and they even ended it with a plug for Romney.
Okay, that's it for today. Now you have my reactions, and I'd love to have your's.