The convention’s first full day was highlighted early on with Mitt Romney’s official nomination. Continuing, the evening will proceed with several speakers, including key speeches from the nominee’s wife, Ann Romney, and the keynote address from ever-fiery New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Other speakers of note are Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, former Obama campaign co-chairman Artur Davis, and potentially the first black Republican woman in the House of Representatives, Mia Love.

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  • Raúl Ramírez

    Ann Romney is a great speaker.

    • Anonymous

      Apparently Juan doesn’t think so… but I don’t think that much of Juan.

  • Raúl Ramírez

    Ann Romney is a great speaker.

    • Anonymous

      Apparently Juan doesn’t think so… but I don’t think that much of Juan.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/PD_Scott Scott A. Robinson, Editor

    Ann Romney is scheduled at 10:05 and Chris Christie at 10:35 (both times eastern).

    • Alaina Segovia

      They’ve been pushed 10 minutes… Nikki Hayley is up next, then Ann Romney.

      • Alaina Segovia

        Oh, they moved them back up… Yay!

  • https://twitter.com/#!/PD_Scott Scott A. Robinson, Editor

    Ann Romney is scheduled at 10:05 and Chris Christie at 10:35 (both times eastern).

    • Alaina Segovia

      They’ve been pushed 10 minutes… Nikki Hayley is up next, then Ann Romney.

      • Alaina Segovia

        Oh, they moved them back up… Yay!

  • Alaina Segovia

    I have to say, it’s so much better watching these speeches in person. The energy of the crowd ads so much…

  • Alaina Segovia

    I have to say, it’s so much better watching these speeches in person. The energy of the crowd ads so much…

  • Alaina Segovia

    Phew… Santorum is done… He’s horrible…

    • Anonymous

      The crop of candidates was horrible except for Romney. By far he was heads and tails above the field.

      • Alaina Segovia

        Well… Romney was good compared to the rest. I am very excited about the future… we have so many great people coming up through the ranks!

      • Alaina Segovia

        Huh… I responded to this, but it looks like it didn’t post…
        Anyway, Romney was good compared to the rest of the field, but I’m really looking forward to the next 2 decades or so… we have some great people coming up through the ranks…

      • Anonymous

        Face it, Romney was the best of the bunch but that really isn’t saying much. If Ryan would have thrown his hat in the ring the ticket would have been reversed.. or Romney would be out all together.

        • Anonymous

          I agree 100%. Romney was the best of the bunch.

          • Anonymous

            I agree it isn’t saying much. This stunt that the Romney camp pulled has dulled my enthusiasm for this election. I’m back to thinking that the Republican Party that I knew is dead.

  • Alaina Segovia

    Phew… Santorum is done… He’s horrible…

    • Anonymous

      The crop of candidates was horrible except for Romney. By far he was heads and tails above the field.

      • Alaina Segovia

        Well… Romney was good compared to the rest. I am very excited about the future… we have so many great people coming up through the ranks!

      • Alaina Segovia

        Huh… I responded to this, but it looks like it didn’t post…
        Anyway, Romney was good compared to the rest of the field, but I’m really looking forward to the next 2 decades or so… we have some great people coming up through the ranks…

      • Anonymous

        Face it, Romney was the best of the bunch but that really isn’t saying much. If Ryan would have thrown his hat in the ring the ticket would have been reversed.. or Romney would be out all together.

        • Anonymous

          I agree 100%. Romney was the best of the bunch.

          • Anonymous

            I agree it isn’t saying much. This stunt that the Romney camp pulled has dulled my enthusiasm for this election. I’m back to thinking that the Republican Party that I knew is dead.

  • Alaina Segovia

    I don’t understand why he’s talking about hands so much…

  • Alaina Segovia

    I don’t understand why he’s talking about hands so much…

  • Anonymous

    Remember how just a few weeks ago we were supposed to pretend that the GOP nomination was still in question?

    • Alaina Segovia

      That seems like an eternity…

      • Anonymous

        it sure does. Newt was claiming he was going all the way to Tampa. He must have had tickets to a Rays game.

        • Alaina Segovia

          LOL

    • Raúl Ramírez

      The Paul people still think it is in question

      • Anonymous

        They believe the same thing about the moon landing so not a shocker.

  • Anonymous

    Remember how just a few weeks ago we were supposed to pretend that the GOP nomination was still in question?

    • Alaina Segovia

      That seems like an eternity…

      • Anonymous

        it sure does. Newt was claiming he was going all the way to Tampa. He must have had tickets to a Rays game.

        • Alaina Segovia

          LOL

    • Raúl Ramírez

      The Paul people still think it is in question

      • Anonymous

        They believe the same thing about the moon landing so not a shocker.

  • German Observer

    Can anyone tell me, why they didn’t held their convention yesterday when it just threatened to rain a day later? I mean, obviously today it is actually raining.

    • https://twitter.com/#!/PD_Scott Scott A. Robinson, Editor

      Oh, is it ever raining. I’m about 600 miles from the convention (also in the opposite direction from the hurricane) and we have flooding all over Charleston from today’s rain.

    • Anonymous

      Because the path of the storm was an unknown.

      • https://twitter.com/#!/PD_Scott Scott A. Robinson, Editor

        This is true. Hurricanes and tropical storms have a history of making unexpected changes in direction.

    • Alaina Segovia

      They had to make a decision a couple of days early and it looked like it was going to hit Tampa, but it starting moving West after they made the decision.

  • Alaina Segovia

    My Santorum burn out has not dissipated…

    • https://twitter.com/#!/PD_Scott Scott A. Robinson, Editor

      I’m still delayed on the dvr. I’ll probably skip him.

      • Alaina Segovia

        Yep… I recommend that…

  • German Observer

    Can anyone tell me, why they didn’t held their convention yesterday when it just threatened to rain a day later? I mean, obviously today it is actually raining.

    • https://twitter.com/#!/PD_Scott Scott A. Robinson, Editor

      Oh, is it ever raining. I’m about 600 miles from the convention (also in the opposite direction from the hurricane) and we have flooding all over Charleston from today’s rain.

    • Anonymous

      Because the path of the storm was an unknown.

      • https://twitter.com/#!/PD_Scott Scott A. Robinson, Editor

        This is true. Hurricanes and tropical storms have a history of making unexpected changes in direction.

    • Alaina Segovia

      They had to make a decision a couple of days early and it looked like it was going to hit Tampa, but it starting moving West after they made the decision.

  • Alaina Segovia

    My Santorum burn out has not dissipated…

    • https://twitter.com/#!/PD_Scott Scott A. Robinson, Editor

      I’m still delayed on the dvr. I’ll probably skip him.

      • Alaina Segovia

        Yep… I recommend that…

  • German Observer

    I’m so glad, that I am not one of these Samtorum-kids/clons …

  • German Observer

    I’m so glad, that I am not one of these Samtorum-kids/clons …

    • Anonymous

      Yeah. It must suck having a daddy that believes in traditional values. Whata square.

      • Alaina Segovia

        I saw them at CPAC… they looked like Stepford children… it was just bizzare… Jason said the same thing.

  • German Observer

    I’m so glad, that I am not one of these Samtorum-kids/clons …

    • Anonymous

      Yeah. It must suck having a daddy that believes in traditional values. Whata square.

      • Alaina Segovia

        I saw them at CPAC… they looked like Stepford children… it was just bizzare… Jason said the same thing.

  • Alaina Segovia

    Sorry for posting twice… It didn’t look like one went through…

  • Alaina Segovia

    Sorry for posting twice… It didn’t look like one went through…

  • Alaina Segovia

    Scott – Remember when we did those live threads? Can we bring that back? Refreshing annoys me…

    • https://twitter.com/#!/PD_Scott Scott A. Robinson, Editor

      Yes. I’ll see if we can get one going the next couple of evenings. Jason usually sets them up and he’s at the fair.

    • https://twitter.com/#!/PD_Scott Scott A. Robinson, Editor

      However, with this Disqus system, a little yellow bar appears at the top of the comments to say there is a new comment. You tap in and they come up with no reloading. Of course, you may need to be logged in and have your personal setting set to allow for live refresh like I do.

      • Alaina Segovia

        Thanks… I just noticed that. I still like the live thread though… For some reason it’s easier for me to follow people’s comments… especialy if they are making a comment about something that was just said.

  • Alaina Segovia

    Scott – Remember when we did those live threads? Can we bring that back? Refreshing annoys me…

    • https://twitter.com/#!/PD_Scott Scott A. Robinson, Editor

      Yes. I’ll see if we can get one going the next couple of evenings. Jason usually sets them up and he’s at the fair.

    • https://twitter.com/#!/PD_Scott Scott A. Robinson, Editor

      However, with this Disqus system, a little yellow bar appears at the top of the comments to say there is a new comment. You tap in and they come up with no reloading. Of course, you may need to be logged in and have your personal setting set to allow for live refresh like I do.

      • Alaina Segovia

        Thanks… I just noticed that. I still like the live thread though… For some reason it’s easier for me to follow people’s comments… especialy if they are making a comment about something that was just said.

  • Alaina

    What are the odds we can do one of those live threads that we used to do? I loved those… refreshing annoys me…

  • Anonymous

    I would feel better about today if they would have let the process work itself out instead of gaming their own system.

  • Anonymous

    I would feel better about today if they would have let the process work itself out instead of gaming their own system.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/PD_Scott Scott A. Robinson, Editor

    “If I could describe freedom in one word, it would be ‘agency’: The ability to make decisions and reap the benefits of those decisions or suffer the consequences. If I could go to Washington tomorrow and change one thing, it would be to restore the power and decision-making back to the people. It is not government’s responsibility to save our country, it’s up to us to save our country. What makes America great is this idea that we are free. Free to work,free to live, free to choose, and free to fail because our failures make us better.” –Mia Love

  • https://twitter.com/#!/PD_Scott Scott A. Robinson, Editor

    “If I could describe freedom in one word, it would be ‘agency’:
    The ability to make decisions and reap the benefits of those decisions or
    suffer the consequences. If I could go to Washington tomorrow and change one thing,
    it would be to restore the power and decision-making back to the people. It is
    not government’s responsibility to save our country, it’s up to us to save our
    country. What makes America great is this idea that we are free. Free to work,
    free to live, free to choose, and free to fail because our failures make us
    better.” –Mia Love