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    Demonstrators Block Access To RNC

    Demonstrators made it it difficult to get to the Republican Convention Monday. Freeway off ramps were temporarily blocked by human barricades. The anarchists chained themselves together with handcuffs covered with tubes then sat down on the ramps. A couple of weeks ago I asked asked whether the police are ready for anarchy during the RNC. After watching the police respond Monday, I can answer. Yes | Read More »

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    Union leaders cancel parade

    As stated on local news here in West Michigan some of the Union leadership took steps to cancel the Labor Day Parade through Grand Rapids. **Their decision was based on the loss of jobs here in Michigan and the leaders thought the money $30,000 could be better spent getting people to support Union friendly democrats. Well that shows just how much the Union leadership supports | Read More »

    GOP Convention and Gustav, Damned if they do and Damned if they don’t

    While I am glad that McCain picked a VP to energize the base and perhaps the female voting population, I can’t help but worry that hurricane Gustav could be the nail in the coffin. I would gladly like some optimism to counter-weight my pessimism. However, the facts are that the DNC rally gave Obama a pretty decent jump in the polls over McCain. While he | 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.

    RNC 8/31/08

    After arriving in Minneapolis – Saint Paul I found fellow RedStaters, absentee and Adam C. absentee and I headed over to the Minneapolis Convention Center to get credentials. Before getting credentials absentee and I ran into an “interesting” parade/demonstration. After enjoying the entertainment value provided by these folks, we got our credentials, and it was off to the reception/screening of An American Carol, where we | Read More »

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    Ex-Dem Chair Apologizes for Inappropriate RNC Hurricane Remark

    Don Fowler, the callous former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, apologized on Sunday for laughing at the fact that Hurricane Gustav might hit the New Orleans area at the same time President Bush was scheduled to address the Republican National Convention: “If this offended anybody, I personally apologize,” Fowler told ABC News. “It was a mistake, and it was a satirical statement made in | Read More »

    BREAKING: GOP Suspends Convention Activities

    GOP Officials just held a press conference here in St. Paul, Minnesota, to announce changes to the convention schedule in advance of Hurricane Gustav making landfall somewhere along the Gulf Coast. Sen. McCain has directed that all convention activities outside of necessary business be suspended until further notice. RNC Chairman Mike Duncan said that the convention must meet tomorrow to constitute itself. But he said | Read More »

    MI Morning Update: Live updates from the RNC via twitter, Ohio plan is dead

    68 Days Until Election Day August 28, 2008 MORNING UPDATE: RNC NATIONAL CONVENTION…I arrived yesterday morning and jumped right into various meetings throughout the day.  The troops are fired up! Clearly Republicans smell blood in the water all around the country.  It was a great "boost" to my personal optimistic feelings…this is EXACTLY the kind of feeling you want coming out of a convention. RULES | Read More »

    VPs and Disunity: What If This Happened To Us?

    Everybody is going nuts over how the DNC is split this year in Denver. Will Hillary publicly release her delegates? Will there be a full roll call vote? Will Clinton-backers break for McCain? Well, here’s an idea: Revamp the VP selection process! All of the Dems’ current discords could have been prevented if the VP nominee was the second-highest delegate-getter in the primaries. With this, | Read More »

    Behold the Power of RedState

    We’ve asked that Bobby Jindal and Fred Thompson get speaking spots at the convention. They will. Below the fold is the full slate.


    Where is the leadership on energy?

    We appreciate the RNC Chairman stopping by the front page. — Erick In recent days, there has been much talk (and justifiably so) of Barack Obama touting tire inflation as the solution to America’s energy woes.  Republicans, together with John McCain, have been arguing for some time that a truly comprehensive approach, including more off-shore exploration, more nuclear power, and enhanced reliance on alternative energies | Read More »

    TV One to cover DNC and after-parties but not RNC

    TV One plans to cover the Democratic National Convention and even the Wrap Parties, but CEO Johnathan Rodgers has no plans to bring the Republican National Convention to his audience. According to the Associated Press, TV One reaches 43.7 million households—almost one half of homes in the US with TVs. The network targets African-American adults. Rodgers told the AP and other news media, “We are | Read More »

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    The RNC is Looking for Platform Suggestions

    As the body politic continues its evolution, some things change and some stay the same. One thing that has been more or less relegated to the ash heap of history is the Party Platform. it’s a relic of a bygone age when principles and policy stances had meaning and one could glean a fairly accurate sense of the parties motives and direction. That day, I’m | Read More »

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