RNC begins with threat of hurricane, ends with speech from Romney
This week's Republican National Convention started with the threat of a hurricane, and ended with a speech from Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney. Our Zack Fink takes a look back at the other big moments from the convention.
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TAMPA, Fla. -- The convention ranged from the predictable, to poignant, and even to downright bizarre. It all began with the looming threat of Tropical Storm Isaac, which forced the Republicans to cancel Monday's floor speeches. It wound up bypassing the Tampa area, but the storm remained in the background of convention week's narrative, continually raising questions about damage it may cause, and how the Republicans should react.
Some convention watchers though Keynote Speaker Chris Christie's message fell flat, as he talked more about himself than he did about Romney.
"We need politicians who care more about doing something, and less about being something. If we can do this in a blue state like New Jersey with a Republican governor, Washington D.C. is out of excuses," said Christie.
Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan focused more on the youth vote.
"College graduates should not have to live out their twenties in their childhood bedrooms, staring up at fading Obama posters and wondering when they can move out and get going with their life," noted Ryan.
The speaker list read like a who's who in the future Republican Party, as some of the rising talents were showcased, including Florida Senator Marco Rubio. But, in the end, this was Romney's convention. On Thursday night he proudly accepted his party's nomination.
"May God bless the American people. And may God bless the United States of America," exclaimed Romney.