I watched on CSPAN, since it’s undiluted by studio talking heads, and that made all the difference. After the event was over, I watched MSNBC briefly, where Chris Matthews was comparing Christie to Ralph Kramden – possibly hoping that at least one of MSNBC’s 11 viewers is old enough to remember The Honeymooners.
Juan Williams ought to stop watching Mad Men (h/t Instapundit).
Ted Cruz won essay contests in high school, and won the 1992 National Team debate title. No wonder he didn’t need a teleprompter or a podium.
Mia Love was fabulous,
Ann Romney looked beautiful. When Chris Christie tells you to stand, you STAND.
But my favorite of the night was Artur Davis: “Things that start with Styrofoam Greek columns and smoke generally don’t end well.”
@thefix: Well, there’s no going back to the Dem side for @artur Davis after that speech. Yowza. #gop2012”
— Fausta (@Fausta) August 29, 2012
John Nolte has a roundup of media bias; however, MSNBC outdid itself,
In lieu of airing speeches from former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis, a black American; Mia Love, a black candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from Utah; and Texas senatorial hopeful Ted Cruz, a Latino American, MSNBC opted to show commentary anchored by Rachel Maddow from Rev. Al Sharpton, Ed Schultz, Chris Matthews, Chris Hayes and Steve Schmidt.
No clips of Cruz, Davis, or Love on NBC, either. No wonder Matthews is raving about Ralph kramden; they’ve got to protect that meme every way they can.
Earlier in the evening, I was in Silvio Canto’s podcast talking about tango, politics, and Latin America.
Bloggers and reporters are slogging to the RNC, which is harder than ever. Even Taranto got drenched.
Jennifer Rubin has 10 myths about conservatives, but it’s pretty clear that To the Left, ‘Conservatism’ a Catch-All. Apparently even some neuroscientist has jumped to conclusions about “the conservative mind” from having people look at the letters “W” and “M” – if there are books to be sold and grants to be acquired, he may look at the rest of the alphabet.
Speaking of alphabets, is this the handwriting on the wall? Hillary Clinton to Flee the Country During DNC.
(Post re-edited to correct links & grammar.)
Sometimes I believe Chris Matthews makes outrageous comments in order to boost ratings.
I read the major networks did not broadcast Mia Love’s speech. We need leaders like her.
Last night I saw the lady governor of New Mexico. It is amazing she got elected considering the Democrats has a 3 to 1 advantage in NM.
Check out today’s post on Martinez, John.
Courting the Mexican vote, as the Dems have been doing, may work against them. The Republicans ran a Mexican candidate for governor, and won. While it may not necessarily translate for a national election, it’s a significant lesson.