Mr. Chairman, delegates. I accept your nomination for President of the United States of America.
I do so with humility, deeply moved by the trust you have placed in me. It is a great honor. It is an even greater responsibility.
Tonight I am asking you to join me to walk together to a better future. By my side, I have chosen a man with a big heart from a small town. He represents the best of America, a man who will always make us proud – my friend and America’s next Vice President, Paul Ryan. Continue reading “Mitt Romney’s Full Remarks To The RNC”→
TAMPA, FL — Mitt Romney is currently on stage at the Republican National Convention. During his speech, a group of protesters attempted to interrupt the proceedings by shouting from the seats above the convention floor. Audience members drowned them out with chants of, “USA! USA! USA!”
TAMPA, FL — Billionaire Republican megadonor David Koch, who, along with his brother, Charles, is pumping an estimated $400 million into this presidential campaign, talked to Politicker about the controversial level of influence major contributors have on American elections in an interview on the floor of the Republican National Convention a few moments ago.
“We have a free society and people are free to do what they want, you know, as long as they don’t hurt others and they obey the law,” Mr. Koch said. “So, I believe in free speech and if people want to spend money in politics or something else, it’s their right, nothing wrong with that. So, I endorse that.” Continue reading “David Koch Discusses the Influence of Money in Politics”→
TAMPA, FL — Sarah Palin took to Facebook yesterday to accuse Fox News of canceling all of her scheduled appearances on the network during the Republican National Convention, but CNN host Piers Morgan said he’d be glad to have her on his show during the RNC festivities. However, Mr. Morgan said Ms. Palin, who has a contract with Fox News through January, has yet to take him up on his invitation.
A coalition of Latino and Asian advocacy groups have released a proposal for the City Council’s consideration as they begin the decennial process of redrawing district boundaries for next year’s elections. The ‘Unity Map’ is of note because it can establish a baseline of maximizing minority representations and keeping communities of interest together. Indeed, when the New York State Legislature deadlocked over the the congressional redistricting lines, the courts intervened and implemented a map mirroring the Unity proposal.
Of course, the City Council, which is overwhelmingly Democratic and likely will aim for an uncontroversial incumbent-protection gerrymander that keeps almost everybody running for reelection happy, is unlikely to deadlock. Nevertheless, the map proposal that does emerge can be criticized by good government groups more effectively–for what it’s worth–when an alternative proposal is also out there.