10 Things We Learned at the RNC

Friday, August 31, 2012

A look at the teleprompter and delegate seating at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. A look at the teleprompter and delegate seating at the Republican National Convention. (Alex Johnson/WNYC)

It's been a long week, so we'll keep it brief.

-Ann Romney Looooooves Women! And love

-Chris Christie is meh on love, big on 'respect,' (and himself)

-Condi Rice could still totally run for president. And wants to now, maybe?

-Republicans want transparency in money, too

-Life is more fun as a swing stater

-If you want to keep it fresh, you need Mint Romney

-Paul Ryan's Ipod spans from: 'AC/DC to ZZ Top'

-Being a Republican at the Republican National Convention is really fun

-Everyone loved Paul Ryan's line about 'trying to sail on yesterday's wind,' but his speech had a lot of whoppers

-Mitt Romney is coming for you, disappointed Obama voters


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How did Ryan lie? Did you even watch the speech? Ever looked up anything on your own? Ryan didn't lie..the entire Obama campaign is a joke. I live in Ohio by the GM plant, and I will tell you flat out that Obama/Biden is the lying team. DID YOU KNOW THAT OBAMA IS GOING AROUND TRYING TO TAKE CREDIT FOR THE SUCCESS THAT GOVERNORS HAVE HAD IN THEIR OWN STATES? YEP, OHIO TOO. APPARENTLY KASICH DOESN'T EXIST AND EVERYTHING HE BUILDS BELONGS TO OBAMA...BUT WE ALREADY KNEW THAT NOW DIDN'T WE?

Sep. 03 2012 08:19 PM
Walter Lipman from Pawling, New York

The press gave Ronald Reagan an 8 year nap in response to his Alzheimer's Disease, visible from the first moment he commenced his campaign. And the press, you too, Brian, have been oblivious to Willard Romney's early-onset Alzheimer's Disease: his gait while walking--inappropriate to a healthy man of his height, his total inability to remember his stance on any issue, his keepers making sure the press are nowhere near the candidate, scheduling all of his campaign activities for early morning to avoid "sundowning", and most recently his inability to come up with the word "donut"--he called them "chocolate goodies" after a great deal of fumbling. The brouhaha surrounding his finances has been allowed to fester for months to misdirect attention away from this. The entire press corps, incapable of thought and analysis, have been taken in by this. Don't believe me? Ask Penn and Teller about the importance of misdirection to sleight-of-hand magic.

Aug. 31 2012 10:56 AM
Peter Sachon from Brooklyn, NY

The word is "lies". I'm sure you can find many euphemisms, but why not fr once try it it out. Not "whoppers". Lies.

Aug. 31 2012 03:00 AM

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