Well Ann Romney is still the best speaker overall with Huckabee clearly second and Rice and Ryan about tied. Christie slides to 5th just ahead of Pawlenty. Everyone else is reality show bad or worse.
Remember my points are given on presentation not substance so the fact that Ryan’s speech was such a comprehensive compendium of lies that even inoffensive little words like ‘a’, ‘and’, and ‘the’ were overwhelmed by the onslaught is immaterial to the score.
Of course tonight we have our special super secret guest speaker which rumors say will be Clint Eastwood. I must say if true I consider this a mistake from 2 standpoints. Firstly I’m not sure ‘Dirty Harry’ Callahan is sufficiently ardent for the Party at this particular stage and secondly he’ll make Romney look bad. He’s already going to have competition enough from Jeb Bush who wouldn’t even be on the stage except for his institutional strength.
I think actually that will be the speech to watch tonight. Jon is not kidding when he calls this a rehearsal for ’16 because no one with any brains (and I had to set the bar that low to include the Villager Idiots) thinks there is a path to electoral victory for Mitt. What we have seen so far is the chaotic evil of the id raging anti-fairies (Fairly Odd Parents, I stand by my metaphor), Jeb is the face of the soul sucking pixies and they own this town.
There are reports that ratings are tanking and the enthusiasm among the delegates distinctly down. Other factors are contributing (Isaac) and will no doubt be blamed by those looking for excuses, but what I’m feeling is a huge emotional black hole at the center of all of this and his name is Barack Obama.
Reagan was sunshiny optimism and hope on a hill. He had goals, evil goals but still goals. These guys have nothing but hate, resentment, and fear. They won’t talk about their program for America because people justifiably don’t like it. Huge majorities, even in their own party.
However Democrats are just as bad. One of the reasons Paul Ryan is an evil hypocritical liar is that he voted against the Bowles/Simpson report. We should be thanking him instead.
The politicians are afraid of democracy. Since 2006 every election has been a “change” election and attrition has replaced many of the less firmly entrenched. There is no reason not to expect this trend to continue until conditions improve.
I’ve been watching the action on CSPAN and I highly recommend it as complete and mercifully pundit free.
- Convention convenes
- Call to order
- Introduction of Colors US Central Command Joint Forces Color Guard Team
- Pledge of Allegiance by Dylan Nonaka
- National Anthem sung by SEVEN
- Invocation by Ken and Priscilla Hutchins
- Remarks by U.S. Rep. Connie Mack (FL)
- Reagan Legacy Video
- Remarks by Newt and Callista Gingrich
- Remarks by Craig Romney
- Remarks by Governor former Jeb Bush (FL)
- Remarks by Bob White, chairman of Romney for President campaign
- Remarks by Grant Bennett
- Remarks by Tom Stemberg
- Remarks by former Massachusetts Lt. Governor Kerry Healey
- Remarks by Jane Edmonds, former Massachusetts Secretary of Workforce
- Remarks by Olympians Michael Eruzione, Derek Parra and Kim Rhode
- Remarks by U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (FL)
- Remarks by presidential nominee Mitt Romney
- Benediction by Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan