ClevelandPosted: July 25, 2016
First step? Let’s get our credentials.
Great Debates headquarters in the Press Filing Center
Hey! It’s former Senator Bob Dole!
He waved us over, we’re not being weird here. asked us to send him a million dollars for the Eisenhower Memorial. I sent him fifty bucks.
At the Polish American Legion:
Let’s get this party started:
Here is Florida’s attorney general Pam Bondi:
I did not care for her.
Day Two begins at Corky and Lenny’s (thanks to Chloe and Warburton for the recs):
During some downtime was reading some of David Reynolds’ Summits: Six Meetings That Shaped The Twentieth Century.
Can you imagine Trump having this kind of openness and curiosity? And we’re talking about Reagan here man!
The press was in the cheap seats:
Absolutely unacceptable aesthetic for the United States of America.
A stray balloon brings some small relief:
In the Uber on the ride home, read this Peggy Noonan response. I love Peggy Noonan’s writing but was rattled by her clever dodgings of any kind of stand against what she’d just witnessed.
Can she possibly mean “the literal lay of the land,” like the actual physical features of the landscape? Let’s hope not! I believe it’s time for Ms. Noonan to stop dodging as a curious observer and speak up about whether she finds the nominee of her party to be unacceptable or not.
One last corned beef sandwich with Dubbin.
Asked Dan to rate the convention as a convention, can’t remember if the scoring system was out of 20 or 25: