“She also got me one of these three-packs of shirts the other day from Costco. And they’re very nice shirts”.
So, Daily Mail has this story up about Ann Romney and how she likes to shop at Costco so she can feed 30 people for a really good price (while making some great-sounding stuff, too).
I’m surprised at my reaction to this article…it was just so disarming. Is that the right word? I’m at a real loss because I didn’t expect it to be an emotional article, but when I got to the last few lines where it talked about Ann buying Mitt shirts from Costco and how it was so clear how much he loved her when he proudly said how nice the shirts were…it was just so cute while at the time such a personal look at these two people. I almost felt like I needed to look away because it was such a loving, private thing. I’ve only imagined that people like this really existed and had loving marriages like this.
I know maybe a handful of married couples who are as sweet and nice as the Romneys. As someone who takes a lot of pride in bringing the grocery shopping in under budget each week, I really love hearing that Ann’s so great at this. I can just picture what she’ll be like in the White House come January…when the Romneys put a stop to the wasteful spending and ridiculous opulence that the Obamas indulged in for four disastrous years.
I’d love it if the Romneys served Vernors and sparkling cider at state functions instead of the expensive wines that have been flowing nonstop (perhaps even filling up the bathtubs) with Michelle Obama in the East Wing.
This article made me feel so calm and at ease because I really took a moment and imagined Ann Romney’s White House and it made me feel so good to think that someone I like and respect will be the First Lady again. I didn’t know how much I needed that until I read this. I’ve been so focused on Mitt Romney winning the presidency that I haven’t yet spent much time thinking about Ann’s turn as First Lady.
Today, I’m starting to enjoy that…and am looking forward to seeing how Ann adjusts to and handles her upcoming new role in all our lives.
I hope I get to learn some good shopping tips from a woman who can feed 30 people on a budget (when I sometimes have trouble pulling off meals for just two people here in Chicago!).
What a wonderful way to start the weekend…but getting a very tiny glimpse into how wonderful Ann Romney will be as First Lady.
UPDATE: Okay, I have more to say on this because this story about Ann Romney really touched me in an unexpected way.
This week I actually went looking for a new winter coat for Justin because it’s getting cold here in Chicago and his old coat was stolen from the trunk of his car this summer (when it looks like the trunk wasn’t closed all the way and someone yanked it one night). Justin is really picky with clothes, so finding something he likes it tough…but I was able to find a few nice ones on Amazon for good prices. I write movie spoilers and other little entertainment recaps for a few sites out there and every once in a while those places send me Amazon gift cards for $5 or $10 that I save up to buy something bigger that Justin and I need. Money is really tight right now, especially since I haven’t been taking as many freelancing gigs because I’m so busy with the election. Finding something Justin liked for a coat for him and using those gift cards I collected to buy it for him made me feel so good because now he’ll be warm and taken care of and won’t have to face the harsh Chicago winter unprepared.
Reading this article about Ann Romney made me feel connected to her in a way I never expected. Justin is the first “family” I’ve had in a very long time, and one of the few people in life I ever felt responsible for taking care of. Finding good deals on groceries and clothes so that he has nutritious meals and warm things to wear is really important to me…and I need to bring this all in on a tight budget (made even tighter by Barack Obama’s effect on the country).
I love that Ann Romney “gets” this.
I feel like SOMEONE who understands what it’s like to take care of people is going to be living in the White House soon. I feel like if I ever had the chance to meet Ann and talk to her that we’d have something to say to each other and could talk about Costco for hours; I don’t have a membership and there isn’t one really convenient to me but I’d love to hear Ann tell me about why I should start finding a way to go there.
I have never wanted to sit down and talk with Michelle Obama about a damn thing…but if I did meet her again (I literally ran into her once around the holidays here in Chicago back in 2004 and that’s my only encounter with her so far) I’d probably ask her why she’s got such a bad attitude in life…and then I’d scold her for wasting so much money on all those vacations of hers.
Michelle actually costs taxpayers millions of dollars a year more than is really necessary because she often takes separate planes to get to the same places that her husband is going to a few hours later; but she demands her own plane so she can fly with her friends while Obama gets there later with Reggie or Kal or whoever. They even fly their dog on a separate plane half the time.
What a joy it is going to be to have a First Family who doesn’t burn money like this and who I’d actually cherish a chance to be around.
[ This image is not from a Christmas show, no matter how much Ohioans might have wanted it to be…or later insisted people tricked them into thinking ]
I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and will tell you right now that Mitt Romney will win the state in 2012, and with it the presidency.
Don’t believe the lies that the Ministry of Truth puts out there about my home state. They pulled this same garbage back in the 2008 Democrat primaries…and for a month before Ohio voted in that race, Minitru went on and on about how Barack Obama was going to beat Hillary Clinton there. They kept saying this, despite all evidence on the ground to the contrary, just because they wanted so much for it to be true. Ohio is perennially the epicenter of Chris Matthews’ wishcasting, it would seem.
Just so you remember, Hillary beat Obama from Toledo to Cincinnati, Akron to Columbus, and all points in between in the 2008 Ohio primary. It wasn’t even close…despite Minitru insisting all day up until 5pm on the day the ballots were being cast that Obama would win. The next day, they promptly forgot they had done this and went back to pretending Ohio didn’t exist at all.
Here are five quick things the Ministry of Truth is deliberately getting wrong about Ohio in the fourteen days before the presidential election (see if you can identify more on your own):
5. Ohioans lie to pollsters all the time (for both fun and out of real fear). I really wouldn’t believe any poll coming out of Ohio, ever, because people back home lie when strangers call on the phone to ask questions. A lot of people do this for fun, just to mess with the polling data…which is a very Cleveland thing to do. You have to be from northeast Ohio to just automatically know this, but I really think around 70% of Ohio households will purposefully give the wrong information to pollsters; I suspect Democrats in Ohio do this more than Republicans would, because the Republicans I grew up around would just not answer the phone and wouldn’t like lying, even if it was to a pollster. But the Democrat households in Ohio were the pranksters; these are NOT lefties and they do NOT appreciate the Democrat Party’s committed lurch to the Left in recent years, mind you. Ohio Democrats are people like me, actually, who just grew up calling themselves Democrats and who wanted Hillary to be the nominee. I bet a good many of them are uncomfortable with what Obama ended up doing in office and wish Hillary had been president. Crossing over and voting for a Republican might be tough for a lot of these people, but it’s something they would consider doing if they felt jobs depended on it (which they do). But, when pollsters call I bet these people tell them that they’ll be voting for Obama when they really won’t. That’s because a lot of Ohioans are suspicious of the pollsters and think that the people calling on the phone might know their names and addresses and would punish them for not saying they’ll vote for Obama. Ohioans are suspicious people because the Teamsters have a lot of power in Ohio and these goons have bullied people for generations. The thinking is that possibly the union is making the calls to see if people are doing what the union wants them to do, and if you don’t give the answer the union wants you to give then you will be punished. Either you, or some relative of yours, will lose a job because the union will have it recorded you did not vote for Obama. Ohio is a state where people don’t feel safe expressing themselves publicly but will vote the way they want when they are in the voting booth. They know the union can never find out how they really voted…but think the union will know how they SAY they voted. That’s important to remember. I think Ohioans also enjoy telling pollsters they are voting for Obama just so the polls will all be wrong and the media will be discredited. There is a very specific and humiliating sex act named after Cleveland that you can look up on Urban Dictionary; this is what Ohioans are doing to the media when pollsters call.
Read the rest of this entry »
Harvest is here so I’m a one-woman canning machine. But along with this awesome time of year is my Superbowl…the election of 2012 where we banish Barack Hussein Obama to poorly written passages in history textbooks. The first debate has happened and even the New Yorker had to admit the real Obama showed up, the empty chair, the empty suit.
It’s only going to get worse for him from this point out. Romney is going to pummel him, wake him up with smelling salts and then pummel him again just for fun. I was a little worried about three months ago but all that has changed.
You’ve never seen so much Republican motivation to vote. I haven’t seen one Obama sign and I am in Illinois! Not one bumper sticker….not one t-shirt. (Update: Mr. Fox just informed me he saw one. Just one.) It is decidedly NOT 2008. It is 2012 and the people are feeling a worse squeeze than when the Lightbringer took office. Hate to break it to you Barry, but you just don’t cut it.
So I’m jazzed. I’m giddy. I’m walking on air because my country is about to return to sanity where folks earn what they work for, keep what they make and drill for oil we’re sitting on. So because of this good mood, I’m going to share my recipe for the fried green tomatoes with Chipotle ranch dip. I’m munching on. them right now and let me tell you….wow. If you have some tomato plants out back, chances are there are a bunch of green ones on the vine. Go grab some.
Understanding Unskewedpolls.com — how they are factoring the media bias out of the current polling #MittRomney @MittRomney
[ Click above to embiggen: Screengrab of UnskewedPolls.com taken 9/23/2012 ]
If you haven’t checked it out, please visit UnskewedPolls.com — I’ll wait for you to do that and come back. Take your time: I’ve got a Blueberry Coke and the latest GLOBE magazine and can just chill until you’re done (pages 34-35 are particularly interesting. Cough. Hint. October 1st, 2012 issue on newsstands now with Camilla and Kate on the cover).
Okay, so this website factors out the deliberate skewing that the Left is inserting in all the current national polls to give Barack Obama a lead over Mitt Romney when in reality Obama is trailing Romney and losing the election.
The corrupt, vintage media is running this propaganda for three reasons:
* showing Obama in the lead causes a “bandwagon effect” where low-information voters think to themselves “Obama’s winning, and I like betting on winners, so I’ll vote for him too, I guess since the tee-vee told me I needed to”
* Eeyores in conservative ranks are a skittish, worrisome lot by nature and will seize on any poll with Obama in the lead to collapse onto the ground in tears, screaming “We’re DOOOOOOMED!” because they are gluttons for attention
* the Legion of Gloom (that band of Fifth Column writers at conservative sites and in the media) just loves running these polls with headlines like “Can Romney Still Win?” because Eeyores eat that garbage up like it’s McRib sandwiches, three for $5, and this succeeds in Eeyore-breeding (the process of creating new Eeyores by running nonstop poll-driven headlines that “Romney is losing! Doom is coming!”).
I seriously don’t know what the problem is at a lot of conservative sites, but these people all need to stop helping the Left in its psy-ops war against the country. If you are a regular reader of HotAir.com for instance (or, even better, a paid subscriber to its parent company at TownHall) you really need to start complaining to management about the writer they have called “Allahpundit”. Whoever this person is, he (I assume) has to be Fifth Column because he plasters that site with nonstop Legion of Gloom psy-ops designed to demoralize and depress the conservatives that read there.
There should be no conservative writing articles that are entitled anything remotely in the realm of:
* Can Romney Still Win?
* Will Romney Overcome?
* Does Romney Need A Shakeup?
* Is Romney Losing?
Honestly. From today forward, when I see any jackass out there who is supposedly a conservative write this garbage I am going to call that person out publicly and brutally for their extreme stupidity. None of you have ever seen me truly pissed off yet. I have always constrained myself on this site. I have never truly gone for anyone’s jugular…yet. But I am close to doing that to Allahpundit at HotAir and I am almost as close to doing it to Erik Erikson at RedState. And when it happens, I think my eyes will go dead and black and I will take a seat in the center of a hurricane with lightning sparking from my fingers as I type and I will focus pure rage at whomever is claiming to be a conservative while helping the Left by pumping needlessly negative headlines into the campaign narrative to senselessly depress Republican volunteers, donors, and voter turnout.
I am tired of being Mr. Nice Guy to these people and politely suggesting they adjust their attitude and start wearing big boy pants. It is about to get all kinds of real up in here if I keep seeing conservative writers foolishly taking punches at Mitt Romney when it is actually Barack Obama who is losing this race. You wouldn’t know it from watching the corrupt, vintage media because those people deliberately cover for Obama and are his propaganda agents.
Do you ever see headlines like this on TV or any of the Left’s sites?
* Can Obama still win? Considering he is polling far less than 50% in accurate samples that reflect current voter affiliation in this country, this is the question everyone should be asking right now…is there any way in Hell for Obama to win this, even with massive voter fraud? I think the answer to that is no. Too bad the jackasses on conservative sites fail to ask this question and instead love running “Can Romney still win?” instead.
* Will Obama Overcome? No, he won’t. Even here in Illinois, Obama’s ground game is week, he’s not paying out street money to thugs because he doesn’t have the funds available, and Democrats find nothing inspiring or motivational about his campaign. He will not overcome, and that should be a giant story flashing across Times Square. But it’s not. That’s because the corrupt vintage media will never, ever give Obama bad PR.
* Does Obama Need A Shakeup? Yes, but it’s too late for that. Do you know that Obama staffers are sending out resumes for their next jobs, post-White House? David Axelrod long ago moved on to other things here in Chicago. He is minimally focused on Obama’s re-election campaign because he knows Obama won’t win. Normally, these guys leave in the last two years of an administration…and if they think their boss is assured a second term, they start jumping ship after the last midterm of that guy’s presidency. Axelrod left Obama after the 2010 midterms. He did not think he had until 2014 in the White House. THIS SHOULD TELL YOU SOMETHING.
* Is Obama Losing? Hell to the Yes. His campaign sends out 5 or 6 emails a day begging for money. Not “asking”. BEGGING. I’ve never seen anything so desperate. I am surprised he has not dragged Sally Struthers out of her house of clutter and junk (she was recently outed as a major hoarder) to make commercials for him begging for money like those old “Feed the Children” spots in the 80s where she’d lay down guilt like it was molasses. Michelle Obama sent emails out asking people to skip their family’s dinners and donate the money to the campaign. Obama asked people to sell their things at yard sales or on Craigslist and give him the money. Sometimes the emails I get from Joe Biden asking me to have dinner with him seem so creepy I want to report him as a romantic stalker. It’s all SO STRANGE and so desperate.
Read the rest of this entry »
How the Media Lies: they are doing the same thing now that they did in 2010 to drag Democrats across the finish line and depress conservative morale
DougRoss@Journal busted out some charts today to illustrate how the corrupt media is lying again (just like they did in 2010) to demoralize conservatives and depress turnout. You should check out his site at the link (I’ll wait as you do) because he took the time to make one of those graphs that show how the media’s manipulating polling samples in order to produce results that seem favorable to Obama’s re-election chances. This is something that is missed by a lot of people out there (including my boyfriend Justin’s mother, CarolAnne, who runs panicking to the phone every time MSNBC releases a new “poll” showing Obama in the lead…without ever stopping to think, “Gee, maybe they are lying to me again. I better not trust that tee-vee or let it suck me into a depressed state again today”).
Ross says that an accurate polling sample in the year 2012 would be: R = 36, D = 33, and I = 31. When I look at polls, I have been using the numbers R = 37, D = 33, I = 29 and I tend to throw away 1% on people who won’t actually show up for anything on November 6. Republicans are at their highest registration advantage in history and the Democrat Party is so toxic that most high-profile Democrats stayed THOUSANDS OF MILES AWAY from Charlotte and keep distancing themselves further from Obama in their re-election bids. Despite what the members of the corrupt media screech and try to convince themselves of on TV, the Democrat brand was badly if not irreparably damaged from 2008 through 2012 and Americans do not want Democrats in high office right now. Most Independents are going to break for Romney (3/4 of them), Democrat turnout will be unenthusiastic, and no one who voted for McCain in 2008 is going to switch to Obama. More importantly, no one who sat home four years ago “to teach McCain a lesson or something” is going to play games like that this time. Obama is not going to win.
Ross doesn’t come out and say the obvious that we are in a Depression, but he says that the “conflagrations in the Middle east, QE3, and an economy back in recession” will further dissuade voters from any inkling of returning to the hopeychange ranks in November. We’re in a Depression, folks. The media won’t admit it until 2013 after Romney’s president, but it’s true. Democrat operatives masquerading as “journalists” keep trying to pretend “we’re in recovery!” because they need to say that to continue to make the case for re-electing Obama but this is like insincere salespeople at the mall telling you that “No, of course those jeans don’t make your butt look big!” when their commissions are on the line. The talking heads who are true high priests of the Obama cult, like Chris Matthews and Rachel Maddow at MSNBC, actually believe that 2008 was a “transformative election” and that Democrats now are destined to hold the presidency forever because “the demographics have been permanently changed!” but this is nonsense they spew through the TV to scare the bejeebus out of gullible people like CarolAnne (who is lovely and very nice and yes she knows I write about her but doesn’t think she’s doing anything wrong by believing what they say on MSNBC because she claims “they wouldn’t say it if it weren’t true!”).
If you don’t know the TV lies to you, then maybe you should start talking to the toaster again because it’s been trying to warn you for years.
Read the rest of this entry »
Mitt Romney Just Gave Americans Reason to Fire Barack Obama: incumbents lose when opponent is a specific remedy
I’m sure you’ll hear more conservative voices say this in the days and weeks ahead, but last night Mitt Romney clearly gave Americans the reason they were looking for to fire Barack Obama when he clearly presented himself as a specific remedy to the problems Obama’s causing in the White House.
That’s the only way incumbents lose, by the way — if an opponent steps forward and is the personification of who the public thinks could swing the pendulum away from the failure of the current White House occupant and towards what seems to be the zeitgeist’s take on what the ideal President would be at that moment in time. It actually doesn’t just apply to someone like Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, or Barack Obama becoming one-term-onlys…but it comes into play when a particular party is also booted from the White House after a term-limited president whose party successor is painted as a would-be third term of that man (like with the changeover from Clinton to Bush in 2000 and then from Bush to Obama in 2008).
If a challenger does not offer a good remedy to the problems Americans have with the current occupant of the White House, then the party in power retains power and Americans get another four years of whatever it was they had a problem with in the first place.
Read the rest of this entry »
[ NOTE: I realize I have to explain “Mitt Ryan” above in the graphic for those who did not watch yesterday’s Convention coverage. Repeatedly, Mitch Connell kept referring to the 2012 GOP nominee as “Mitt Ryan”. He did it by my count three times. So that’s sort of the joke around Buzzquarters today, that he’s “Mitt Ryan” now instead of Romney. Oh, and I couldn’t find any good photos of Connie Mack so I just used one of Connie Sellecca instead; she was really good on that old show Hotel. In all seriousness though, I think it might help Mack win the Florida Senate seat if unofficially people encouraged the belief that “Connie” is really a woman. There are a lot of stupidly loyal Democrat voters who might just vote for any woman on the ballot regardless of the party, even if they are voting for Obama for President. I know of at least three people who do that…and vote Democrat down the line unless there is a woman’s name in the Republican column running against a male Democrat. If people thought “Connie Mack” looked like “Connie Sellecca” it might get Republicans some extra votes for this Senate candidate…and I don’t think it would cause anyone to NOT vote for him. ]
Welcome to Day Three of the Republican Convention in Tampa. The live stream begins at 730pm EST and 630pm CST this evening, August 30th 2012.
I will update this page every 15 minutes or so during the Convention, so just refresh the page to read the latest. It’s a chronological effort so the newer entires will be on the bottom and the older stuff from the beginning of the broadcast will be on top.
Before we get going, Crossroads Generations has a great new ad out based on the “faded Obama posters on childhood bedroom walls” imagery from Paul Ryan’s VP nomination acceptance speech last night:
Have you seen any other rapid-response ads today that are really effective? If so, please share in comments.
See you at 730pm EST and 630pm CST tonight!
Read the rest of this entry »
Welcome to Day Two of the Republican Convention — which begins at about 7pm EST and 6pm CST on Wednesday August 29th, 2012.
I’ll be doing a LIVE-BLOG-TRANSCRIPT of the speeches and everything else that happens as soon as the event starts. I addition to my boyfriend Justin, I’ve got a few special guests here at Buzzquarters tonight, including my friend Althea, her sister Wendy, and Althea’s kids TJ and Niblet (which is her play name, before you ask, because when she was a baby she went through a phase where all she’d eat is corn). We’ve ordered pizza and are in a celebratory mood awaiting what’s sure to be a barnburner of a speech from Paul Ryan as he accepts the nomination to become our next Vice President.
I hope you’re tuning in to the Convention with your family and friends, but if you’re flying solo then I invite you to chime in below in comments with us. I try to be as accurate as I can in these live transcripts and make use of every speed-typing lesson that Sister Adelaide taught me back at the Immaculate Conception School…but if I miss anything, please correct me in comments.
The feed I’m using to watch the Convention is on CSPAN online. My backup feed is: http://gopconvention2012.com/ Here’s a third stream – http://www.youtube.com/user/gopconvention2012/. I actually like to have four windows open when I do this: one for the stream I’m watching, one to do the transcript, and then I have the other two streams in reserve and paused so that I have them if the main stream conks out. I anticipate heavy Internet usage tonight as millions tune in online to watch Paul Ryan’s speech.
Bear with us if things crash or get wonky.
I post chronologically going from the oldest entries on top to the newest at the bottom and refresh the page every 15 minutes or so…just refresh every once in a while if you need to catch up. If you missed yesterday’s convention and want some info on that, here’s the transcript from DAY ONE.
See you at 6pm CST when the action starts!
Read the rest of this entry »
Mitt Romney Won the Nomination, My Respect, and My Full Support In His Bid to Defeat the Left in November
UPDATE: Radio host Andrea Shea King read this essay on her program tonight, so if you’d like to hear her read it, just click HERE.
I see Mitt Romney in a new light today, thanks to his wife Ann’s chat with the nation last night telling us what kind of man he is. He’s still not someone I’d ever be friends with, but a lot of straight guys fall into that category because straight guys are pretty alien to me in general. A few times in life I thought I had a straight male friend…but then a few months later we’d end up dating because he apparently wasn’t really straight to begin with. Mitt Romney has always come off to me as the sort of boss I’d have if I still worked in a corporate consulting firm, before I decided I didn’t like having a corporate culture boss and preferred the hardscrabble life of a freelancer and ghostwriter. I like doing my own thing and love living in a country where I’m free to do that, sink or swim, whether the odds are ever in my favor.
I’m someone who never liked the people who were gung-ho Romney since 2008 here in Illinois and I’ve always found that a candidate’s supporters are usually a good reflection on that person. Look at the people who support Obama fanatically and compare them to those who were Hillary Dems in 2008 or Palin supporters after that. I love the Hillary and Palin people, and never wanted anything to do with the Obama ones. McCain never really had anyone who was fervently in his corner — but he had ambitious young Republicans who wanted jobs in his theoretical, alternate-universe administration. The day after McCain lost in 2008 (heck, the night of his concession speech), these young “McCain Guys” became “Romney Guys” because it was Romney’s turn in line to be the nominee. I still don’t like that they did this, but must concede it was a ridiculously prescient career-move on their part.
It never sits well with me when a candidate I want in high office stumbles (or never elects to run), but I’ve moved past it now and just accept that Republicans do, indeed, seem inclined to nominate the guy who came in second last time because it’s to their personal advantage in many ways. It is a waste of energy to resent that in the moment because Romney is the hand we were dealt and Romney’s fate is now tied inextricably to our own.
We sink or swim with him and can no longer be against the man in any way through November 6th.
Romney really and truly wants to win this, and last night Ann Romney convinced me her husband doesn’t just want to be President because it would be fun and seemed like something nice to do for a while (which is what I once assumed about him based on those who flocked to him so quickly in 2008). Ann told us last night that Mitt can solve the problems we’re facing or at the very least is willing to risk everything and try. Great Merciful Zeus…this man is stepping up, suiting up, and gearing up for the climactic fight of his life knowing full well what he’s up against and what will happen to him not only in the campaign, but should he lose in disgrace to Obama and all his minions on the Left.
Someone who just wants a nice office and all the perks of power could become a CEO again, or even buy an island somewhere…and not risk the consequences of being the guy who allowed Barack Obama to have a second term in office to do anything and everything his father before him once dreamed of doing to America (as revealed in Obama’s books).
I can tell you almost to the word what finally made me believe in Mitt Romney, after resisting this man for four years and mocking him aggressively in the hopes of preventing his nomination; when Ann Romney told us last night that “my husband Mitt Romney DOES NOT FAIL” and cited his leadership in business, with the Olympics, and in Massachusetts I saw that this is a decent and hard-working man who will not let his family down…or the extended family that he’ll inherit on Inauguration Day that includes about 300 million or so new people who will depend on him. Like me, and like YOU as well.
We sink or swim with him and Mitt Romney’s proven to be a great swimmer in whatever sea has challenged him.
In case you missed it last night, here’s a full LIVE-BLOG-TRANSCRIPT of everything that happened during the televised GOP Convention on Tuesday. For those without a lot of time to read it in its entirety, I thought I’d give you the Top Ten Things You Really Need to Know about what went down on the first real night of Mitt Romney’s nomination. I’ll do another LIVE-BLOG-TRANSCRIPT of tonight’s Convention coverage too (so look for that later) and another of these Top Tens for Thursday morning if people find it useful. Chime in below in comments to let me know if you enjoy this kind of thing.
10. Republicans finally learned from past mistakes and had a reliable, fast, and easy-to-use live stream of the broadcast for those of us who don’t have cable or even televisions in our homes.
I’m pretty amazed by this, to be honest, because it was such a big problem during the primary debates this year and I had no belief whatsoever that anyone at the GOP cared to fix it…but Reince Priebus is really on the ball and the Republicans have a truly awesome YouTube site with not just full Convention coverage but all sorts of other great interactive tools too. Check it out at GOPConvention2012. I know the site is great because my boyfriend Justin is a Millennial generation guy and has a short attention span but he somehow stayed on this YouTube page for several hours looking at all the things it offered, so kudos to Priebus for moving the “Party of Stupid” into the 21st Century. Honestly, if he keeps this up I’ll have to start calling it “The Party That Ultimately Learns Its Lesson and Starts Doing Things That Will Win More Elections”.
9. I don’t know how anyone can’t have a TV-crush on Reince Priebus. The guy is awesome.
Read the rest of this entry »