Mitt Romney accepted the presidential nomination last night at the Republican National Convention, but it's Clint Eastwood who everyone's talking about today after he spawned the funny "Eastwooding" trend on Twitter. TrèsSugar's Annie Scudder was in Florida for the final day of the RNC and is filling us in on the highlights in this PopSugar Rush!
You probably know Tim Daly from Private Practice or The Sopranos, but you might not know that he is the president of The Creative Coalition, a nonpartisan group that advocates for arts funding. We caught up with the star at the Republican National Convention, where he was hoping to get the word out about the value of the creative community. We're happy to report that in addition to his good looks, Tim Daly is extremely passionate and articulate about a cause important to him. Watch our interview with him now.
TrèsSugar's Annie Scudder is currently in Florida at the Republican National Convention, and she's filling us in on what went down during a heated second day at the event. From Paul Ryan's speech attacking Obama to the protest that broke out inside the forum, get our firsthand highlights and hear what you need to know about the RNC in this PopSugar Rush.
Stephen Baldwin is a born-again Christian and a proud conservative. He's currently in Tampa for the Republican National Convention, and we spoke with him on Wednesday during an event for The Creative Coalition, a group that advocates for funding of the arts. Stephen told us about the issues that matter most to him, including the arts and the budget, and shared his anti-abortion point of view. He also offered insight into what it's like to debate politics with his left-leaning brother, Alec Baldwin. Watch now.
Ann Romney's Republican National Convention speech included a lot of love for husband Mitt and many heartwarming words for the women in the audience — watch the whole thing here. See Ann take the stage and hear from Romney supporter Jon Voight about how the Jolie-Pitt children have influenced his personal politics in PopSugar Rush.
Sen. Joe Lieberman (Democratic-caucusing, I-CT) hasn't made any secret of his support for John McCain, and now he's toying with the idea of being the political equivalent of his best man, standing up and giving a speech for McCain at the Republican Convention in September. On Fox News Sunday, Lieberman said:
I want to help him. I’m not going to attack Obama. I am going to explain why I, as an independent democrat, support McCain, hoping that I can convince other independents and Democrats to join me in choosing the man who is clearly more ready to be the president America needs today.
It's not the first time that someone left the gate open and a donkey has wandered into the elephant pen. In 2004 Sen. Zell Miller (D-GA) crossed the party line to deliver a fiery keynote speech at the Republican Convention (he was introduced on the floor as "the conscience of the Democratic Party.) It was a dramatic performance, the likes of which I can't conceive Lieberman coming close to repeating (seriously. Go watch it. Wow.) but the symbolism remains as interesting.
If Lieberman speaks in Minneapolis, will the Democrats kick Joe out of their caucus? Should they? Is Lieberman a traitor, or just making a solid independent decision?