Convention: Day 2
Day 2 of the convention starts today. President Bush will send a taped message. Joe Lieberman and Fred Thompson will be the prime time stars. This morning, RedState will be convening at the top of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown St. Paul to have brunch with Fred Thompson. The view is incredible. Afterwards, we’ll be headed to the XCEL Center for all the live | Read More »
“Do the Right Thing.”
We spoke briefly with candidate Jeff Beatty, who is opposing John Kerry for Senator of Massachusetts. He, unlike Senator Kerry, is a non-career politician; business owner, former Delta Force, FBI Hostage Rescue, CIA counter-terrorism. Pic here. His central issues in this campaign are families (exemplified by high gas prices, which he would combat by a truly comprehensive energy development program, including drilling); jobs (exacberated by | Read More »
Connecticut Delegation Attacked By Protestors
Peace loving Obama supporters have attacked the Connecticut GOP delegation at the convention in a malicious attack. Covered here, protestors hurled clorox and water at the delegation. When Chairman Healy’s mother Lila was spat upon by a protester, former U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons stepped between the elder Healy and the crowd. He was doused with a liquid substance that was later determined to be a | Read More »
We’ve Left The Arena
Along with everyone else, we’ve left the arena. Show’s over for the day. The one thing we all agree we hate are the power hungry twenty-somethings who get put in charge of things like Blogger Row. For the most part, they were great, except for one jerk who threw us out of our room. We were assigned three chairs for eleven people. Right next to | Read More »
Let’s Play A Game
Spot the Texans:
Jon Voight Rallies Families of the Troops in St. Paul
My friend Michael Bates has a writeup and some footage from a rally outside the Convention for families of our troops, including a video of Jon Voight (of American Carol) praising our military members.
Minnesota Nice: Welcome to the Twin Cities
I arrived in Minneapolis on Saturday morning and spent the last two days getting to know the area. A local friend showed me around town and the locals are very friendly and talkative. You know, Minnesota Nice. Just driving around, you can feel the transition from blue collar factory town to new hip tech community. The city is known as a great place for young | Read More »
Prepping the Anthem
This just happened. The whole place went dead silent to listen. At the end — applause.
Bristol Palin’s Brave Choice
Well, that’s one way to rebut a rumor. The 17-year-old daughter of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is pregnant, Palin said on Monday in an announcement intended to knock down rumors by liberal bloggers that Palin faked her own pregnancy to cover up for her child. Bristol Palin, one of Alaska Gov. Palin’s five children with her husband, Todd, is about five months pregnant | Read More »
RNC – Fired Up Over Governor Palin
As Erick has noted, Josh Green says the Republican National Convention delegates are not enthusiastic about Governor Palin as McCain’s running mate. That is nothing like the reaction I’ve experienced here at the RNC. Everyone I have spoken with about Palin here is unhesitatingly enthusiastic and fired up about Palin. No negative, all very positive.
Well, isn’t that a shame: Olbermann pulled from RNC coverage.
Him doing real work for a change might have made for a refreshing change, but not to be, not to be: Keith Olbermann was pulled from St. Paul to anchor MSNBC’s storm coverage from New York, with his seat beside Chris Matthews filled by David Gregory. Capus said political considerations had nothing to do with that move; Olbermann has been sharply critical of the GOP. | Read More »
Josh Green Is Soooo Totally Full of It
Here is Josh Green talking about the Sarah Palin pick: Most Republicans have never met Sarah Palin and are processing the news of her selection as VP with the stunned-but-well-meaning emotions you might feel toward an acquaintance who just came out of the closet. Those given to caution when discussing such things at a brunch with journalists put a hopeful, might-be-a-stroke-of-genius spin on their astonishment. | Read More »
Another Day at the Office for the Democrat Attack Machine
As Hurricane Gustav is ravaging the coast of the Louisiana and the news media is breathlessly reporting flooding in the 9th Ward of New Orleans, exactly how are politicos responding? John McCain has ordered all negative statements about the Obama campaign stripped from the speeches at the convention. Tom Daschle is out attacking Sarah Palin saying she has “no experienced” and “are we ready . | Read More »
BREAKING: Convention Back On?
The GOP Convention may very well get back on. Rumors are floating around the XCEL Center that the convention may be geared back up a few notches after Gustav came in weaker than expected. Here, though, is what some of the behind the scenes people are bristling about: The McCain Campaign has ordered all punches against the Obama campaign taken out of speeches for the | Read More »
LIVE! from St. Paul
I got in to St. Paul, MN earlier today and picked up full access credentials. For the next week, eleven RedState bloggers will be covering the Republican Convention with all access passes to get you all the news, scoops, gossip, and fun in one place. From here on out, we’re going to put the graphic accompanying this post at the top of the page and | Read More »