Republican National Convention

Romney and Harper Fiddle as Earth Burns

John Izzo | Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada Politics
John Izzo

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.

Not Excited About Obama Anymore? Remember What He's Done

Samuel Getachew | Posted 10.31.2012 | Canada Politics
Samuel Getachew

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.

Watching the Watchdog: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly RNC Speeches

Tim Knight | Posted 10.31.2012 | Canada Politics
Tim Knight

I really don't care if Clint Eastwood was stoned, drunk or at 82, just plain senile. He was the only speaker over the three nights of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, who I couldn't stop watching. Here's my professional report card on how the different speakers used the 'prompter.

In Defense of Grumpy Old Men

Peter Worthington | Posted 10.31.2012 | Canada Politics
Peter Worthington

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.

Media Bites: Covering the RNC? The Media's Excuse for a Floridian Vacay

J.J. McCullough | Posted 10.29.2012 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg 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.

Republicans Break Out Wives In Attempt To Woo Women

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.29.2012 | Canada Politics

TAMPA, Fla. - Paul Ryan electrified the Republican National Convention on Wednesday with a passionate, occasionally snide and often funny speech that ...

The Opening Acts Prove Romney's Show Worth Watching

Peter Worthington | Posted 10.29.2012 | Canada Politics
Peter Worthington

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.

After the Hurricane, Paul Ryan is the Liveliest Part of the RNC

Peter Worthington | Posted 10.27.2012 | Canada Politics
Peter Worthington

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.

Tropical Storm Isaac Kills 4, Heads To Florida

CP | Peter Orsi, The Associated Press | Posted 10.25.2012 | Canada

HAVANA - Tropical Storm Isaac pushed over Cuba on Saturday after sweeping across Haiti's southern peninsula, where it caused flooding and at least fou...