Last night concluded the Republican National Convention in Tampa Bay, Florida, where the Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney accepted the party’s nomination.
All around the country, there were watch parties and San Francisco was no exception. With 23 million Americans out of work and 1 out of 6 people living in poverty, Mitt Romney had a lot to say about the deficiencies of this President and what he would do to set things right again.
The San Francisco GOP organized a convention to watch all the speakers where we got some local media coverage from KTVU Channel 2. I gave an interview regarding how I viewed Mitt Romney’s religion and candidacy. I am not sure why the media keeps bringing up Mitt’s religion, but I guess it is just politics. Many people want to divert attention away from the President’s performance by focusing on other things.
The major highlights from the night include a special guest appearance from actor/director Clint Eastwood, Marco Rubio’s speech and Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech. There was a twitter frenzy when Client Eastwood came on and did a little piece with a chair to depict “invincible obama”.
Marco Rubio gave a terrific speech introducing Romney loaded with jabs at the President and set up Mitt Romney to approached the podium from the crowd (as oppose to from backstage).
Following the convention, Romney left to see the damage left behind from hurricane Issac in Louisiana, where Obama hasn’t made any plans to visit the storm areas as of yet. Romney’s original plan was to meet up in Virginia with Paul Ryan to campaign in this important battleground state, but given the recent storm, felt it was more important to join Gov. Bobby Jindal in Louisiana.