Republican National Convention 2012 Pure Bliss!
Not even Hurricane Isaac can dampen conservatives spirits as they revel in delight at the largest political party that happens every four years. The Republican National Convention 2012 is pure bliss. It’s nice to get outside of Washington, the eye of the Mitt Romney media bashing storm, and be around people who want Romney to win. Monday morning when I picked up my media pass, the enthusiasm permeating the muggy Tampa air was palatable. I ran into Red State’s Erick Erickson and we both grumbled about the quarter mile walk to the Convention Center, one of the few downsides to attending the convention is things are spaced out far and wide.
But as I made it through rain showers and metal detectors, I glided into the Google media lounge, a digital oasis, where reporters literally can recharge at the “Cellconcierge,” charging station, coffee bar, a massage chairs and google pods designed to rest your weary butt.
I strolled down media row, where I saw a fired up Geraldo Rivera, mild mannered Mike Huckabee, and a relaxed looking Sam Donaldson of ABC News. Next I headed into the Forum where all the action takes place, warm up speakers and Mitt’s nomination speech. As I walked in, the massiveness of the space bathed in red, white, and blue with delegate signs dotting the floor overwhelms you. Balloons are tightly hung “in the ceiling with care” soon to be dropped, bursting in air.
In predictable fashion, the mainstream media tried to destroy all our enthusiasm by reporting, almost wishing Isaac would wreck the RNC Convention and Mitt Romney’s coronation, but as fate or GOD would have it, the show will go on. This isn’t just one big party. Romney has some serious work to do. He’s got to juice the goose Thursday night–not just convince the Ron Paul naysayers he’s worthy of their support but also make the case to the American people he’s better equipped to lead the country out of The past three plus years of debt, joblessness and hopelessness. As a Republican member of Congress told me it isn’t enough for Romney to convince voters to vote against Obama, Romney has to get Americans to vote for him.
On my flight down to Tampa, I ran into a a Republican from Maine, who explained he was still on the fence about Romney until he picked Rep. Paul Ryan as his Vice Presidential candidate. Romney made the right move with Ryan, signaling he would make the election about the economy and no longer allow Obama to run from his record. Now we need to hear those words from Romney delivered with passion, conviction and a dash of personality signifying he’s the next president of the United States. America is waiting with rapt attention to hear Mitt speak and make more of the right moves!