My facebook posts during: Ted Cruz speaking now at GOP Convention. First time I’ve ever seen him speak. Unfortunately, he’s sorta laying an egg
The ABC/WSJ poll couldn’t have been right. Artur Davis obviously wasn’t contacted [if Mr Davis is authentic, he could be a player. Disturbingly charismatic]
[in response to why would I consider Cruz' performance unfortunate] b/c he’s likely to be our next Tx US Senator. I’d like him to be a successful representative for our state
Ann Romney was spectacular – cool lady
Chris Christie was also a very good speaker, though I don’t get what sacrifice they’re asking of wealthy Americans in budget proposals. I do see the sacrifices asked of middle class & working poor. As to “the greatest health care system in the world” facts just don’t back that up. Access is a real problem. Healthcare statistics for Americans are significantly lower than many other developed countries.
There’s certainly a diversity of opinion about Ann’s performance – Boston Globe & NYT say: electrified, bold, fiesty, electric.I was watching, imagining I was my or Steven’s parents. I suspect she convinced all four of them to consider voting for her husband.
As to the entire night, Steven and I noticed that there wasn’t thunderous applause or many audience slient moments outside of Ann’s speech. an interesting Politico blog post: “I want to tell you they marched out of the hall Tuesday night on fire for their side. But I was there and they did not. They walked out like people who weren’t quite sure what to think or how to feel but were hoping for the best.”
oh yeah, when I turned the convention on, Santorum was speaking – a rather out of body presentation. Strangely robotic