July 30, 2014

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`Wow’ night at RNC convention

“Mr. Chairman, delegates, I accept your nomination for President of the United States” – Mitt Romney, 10:36 p,m. Aug. 30, 2012, RNC, Tampa Florida I am still having a hard time wrapping my brain around the fact that a farm girl from rural Northeast Ohio had the opportunity to be a part of this process. Read More…

Portman proves popular at convention

Wednesday, Aug. 29 The bus trip to the convention hall was different today. This time we stopped beyond the equipment security scanning the exterior and underside of the buses. The buses were more thoroughly checked and, for the first time, I observed military personnel on many of the rooftops. Once we got inside, activities at Read More…

Rocking and rolling leading up to Ryan

We arrived for breakfast promptly at 8:30 a.m., most of us with four or fewer hours of sleep. With security, busing, etc. we are getting back to our rooms at 2 a.m.-ish. Our breakfast guest, former Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, was delayed a bit in traffic. The band set up in the room proved Read More…

Ohio at the heart of it all

Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 Ohio is not the most important state in this election — but there is no state more important than Ohio, that is very clear. The Ohio delegation is definitely getting a lot of attention. Senator Rick Santorum was our speaking guest at a breakfast hosted by Attorney General Mike DeWine. Leaving Read More…

Pics from the RNC

Gov. Kasich ready to declare Ohio delegates

View the story to see all the photos. Read More…

Convention on hold, but events – and toronado warnings – continue

Today was full of surprises. Walking into breakfast I was interviewed by Fox News. They seemed most interested in how schedule changes are being communicated to the delegation and our opinion on continuing the convention. Because convention activities were postponed today we had an opportunity to spend time with some of our leadership and it Read More…

Weather threatens, but parties go on in Tampa

RNC 2012 - Bowers with House Speaker John Boehner

The Floridians seem to be taking the weather in stride. Sand bags are set, shutters are up. The sun was out and it was a beautiful day. A little windy and a bit of rain here and there was all. There was a brunch hosted by Victory Solutions and the Cuyahoga County Republican Party from Read More…

Isaac looms over Republican convention

After a 19-hour drive, we have settled into our room and are focusing our attention on the local news tracking the weather. At about noon today we started noticing we were passing more and more convoys of tree triming trucks, utility company trucks and trucks transporting heavy equipment like front-end loaders. We saw trucks and Read More…