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Republican National Convention: Day 1 Recap

Posted on the 29 August 2012 by Anthonyhymes @TheWrongWing

To no one’s surprise, but the disappointment of many, the GOP adopted a stringent, conservative platform at the first day of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. Ann Romney, wife of now-officially-confirmed Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney, gave a speech which attempted to align her husband with women, a group that has been fleeing the Republican Party like a underage drinkers at a house party when the cops show up.

Ann spoke of trusting Mitt, of his belief in America (we are all pretty sure it exists, thank you) and even touched on their immense wealth, a fact that has been detracting from Mitt’s popularity among the working and middle classes. Her primary target was Mitt’s low likeability numbers, which has him polling under 30% (of people who think he is a nice guy) nationally. That’s hard to overcome via endorsements, especially from a spouse.

But Ann was the most inspiring of speakers, and levied the fewest attacks on President Obama. For that, it was the other politicians who, having nothing else to say, no concrete ideas, and no apparent understanding of how the world works, substituted attacks for inspiration. It is clear that Republicans can’t come to a consensus on anything, except their mutual hatred for Obama.

This article from The Onion sums it up just about perfectly.


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