Republican National Convention Day Three

Day 3 on the Scene at the RNC: Mitt Accepts After Clint Confronts a Chair

Day 3 on the Scene at the RNC: Mitt Accepts After Clint Confronts a Chair

On the third and final day of the Republican National Convention, Mitt Romney accepted the nomination for president with a solid speech. While he didn't offer many specifics, Romney stayed away from the glaring misrepresentations made by VP hopeful Paul Ryan on Wednesday. He also mentioned many of the women in his life, including his mother, his wife, Ann, and the Republican women he has worked with. Romney's speech was undoubtedly the high point of the Republican's three-day political extravaganza.

From where I was watching inside the convention center, Craig Romney's speech earlier in the night also came off well. The youngest of Mitt and Ann's five sons, Craig took the stage to talk about how proud he was of his father. He also showed off his Spanish skills and even became emotional at times. With all the talk of the need to humanize Mitt Romney, I think Craig did a remarkable job at it — perhaps even better than Ann did on Tuesday.

And how can we forget Clint Eastwood and his empty chair? That unexpected and unusual speech will go down in convention history. For more on my day at the RNC, just keep reading my recap of day three. And be sure to check back next week, when we head to the Democratic National Convention!


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