Onto the Republican National Convention

September 2, 2008 | By Justin Sullivan | News

My recent days have been filled with politics. Last week I was covering the democrats, this week it’s the republican’s turn. For all of the details in between, check out my personal blog.


ST. PAUL, MN – AUGUST 31: U.S. John McCain makes a statement on a monitor during a press conference at the at the River Center August 31, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. The GOP has announced it will suspend most of Monday?s convention activities, except for what is required by the rules that govern the RNC. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

So far the RNC has been getting washed out by a hurricane that was hundreds of miles south of Minnesota. McCain said during his satellite fed speech that “it is time to take our republican hats off and put on our American hats.” What exactly does that mean?

Republican Hat:


ST. PAUL, MN – SEPTEMBER 01: Joshua Kempf (L) of the Texas delegation wears a elephant hat on day one of the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Xcel Energy Center September 1, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. The GOP will nominate U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) as the Republican choice for U.S. President on the last day of the convention. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

American Hat:


ST. PAUL, MN – SEPTEMBER 01: A man wears a hat on the floor before the start of day one of the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Xcel Energy Center September 1, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. The GOP will nominate U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) as the Republican choice for U.S. President on the last day of the convention. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

McCain announced that the first day of the convention would be abbreviated and only tend to official convention business. All of the heavy hitting speakers scheduled for Monday had canceled. The list included George Bush, Dick Cheney and Ahhhnold Schwarzenegger. The six hour program had been cut down to 2 hours. The first lady Laura Bush and Cindy McCain took the floor together. Their appearance was the highlight of the day.


ST. PAUL, MN – SEPTEMBER 01: Cindy McCain (R), wife of presumptive Republican presidential nominee U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), speaks as on day one of the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Xcefirst lady Laura Bush listens Energy Center September 1, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. The GOP will nominate U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) as the Republican choice for U.S. President on the last day of the convention. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

With all of our work done for the day, a group of us head to the Minnesota State Fair. More to report on the convention tomorrow.

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