Republican National Convention

Romney and Harper Fiddle as Earth Burns

While evidence mounts that climate change and sustainability may be the security issue of our generation, both Romney and Canadian Prime Minister Harper seem completely unaware that it even matters. Ironically, Romney like Harper, is out of sync not only with the scientists but even with major corporations and the Pentagon.
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In Defense of Grumpy Old Men

The highlight of the RNC was the surprise appearance of Clint Eastwood, which virtually every commentator knocked as embarrassing, disrespectful to President Obama, the meanderings of a senile old man. What rubbish! Eastwood was brilliant and devastatingly funny. I guess you had to be there, but delegates were rolling in the aisles -- and he made some good points, too.
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Not Excited About Obama Anymore? Remember What He's Done

At this year's Republican National Convention, Mitt Romney asked America what it means that they are less excited for Obama as a president than they were as a candidate. But that's not relevant for America's very first black President who has achieved free health care for Americans, brought relative peace in the world and gave diversity a new meaning in American public service.
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Media Bites: Covering the RNC? The Media's Excuse for a Floridian Vacay

Long story short, Tampa's crawling with Canadians at the moment, all of whom are seeking to justify their orange juice per diems with ever-more dazzling examples of skilled foreign correspondency at the Republican National Convention. What our progressive friends in the press can't seem to agree on, however, is precisely how these slack-jawed troglodytes matter to Canada.

The Opening Acts Prove Romney's Show Worth Watching

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was the star attraction at the delayed opening of the Republican convention in Tampa -- but he was almost upstaged by the nominee's wife: Ann Romney. In short, judging from speeches at its delayed start (Hurricane Isaac), Romney's appeal should leap forward.
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After the Hurricane, Paul Ryan is the Liveliest Part of the RNC

The most exciting thing about the Republican convention which starts today in Tampa, is not Mitt Romney as the Presidential candidate, but Paul Ryan as his VP running mate. There's no guarantee a dynamic running mate will lead to a Romney victory come November 4, but without committed Republicans enthused and optimistic, his chances were slight to non-existent.