Former Secretary of State, Condi Rice:
Governor or New Mexico, Susana Martinez:
Congressman and VP nominee, Paul Ryan :
- Pawlenty, Huckabee, and McCain were all sub-meh. I just didn't find a single one appealing.
- Conversely, the women above were transcendent. As with the Olympics, the women emerge as our heroes. I didn't even know who Susana Martinez was. Five minutes into her speech and I can't forget her.
- Chris Matthews continues to masterfully wield his secret power of RACISM FINGER.
- Matthews went full retard with this line of questioning. Chris and I went to the same high school. His display is not representative of the values preached.
- Dean gets best tweet: "If there is one take-away from the 1st two nights of the #RNC, it's we've got a deep bench. A damn deep bench."
- Whomever scheduled the speaking order needs to be promoted. Condi brought the house down. I was expecting a bit of a lull with the next speaker, but in hindsight the night wasn't even close to reaching the top of its arc.
- Paul Ryan: "College graduates should not have to live out their 20s in their childhood bedrooms, staring up at fading Obama posters and wondering when they can move out and get going with life." From 21-23 I was active duty for the USAF, I was a student at PSU from ages 23-27, and didn't land a real job until I was 29. My 20s were spent mostly working below minimum wage, studying, and being deployed. All the while, my friends had real jobs and were spending weekends down the Jersey shore, traveling to Europe, meeting their wives, etc. Tough to watch others' progress. So to say Ryan's quote resonated with me is a bit of an understatement. I can only imagine how the graduates that are experiencing this scenario first hand must feel.