Cleveland

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First step?  Let’s get our credentials.

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Great Debates headquarters in the Press Filing Center

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press filing center

photo credit to Medina for this one

Hey!  It’s former Senator Bob Dole!

IMG_6307He 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.

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IMG_6309Pierogi:

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At the Polish American Legion:IMG_6312

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Cops:

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photo credit: DAK

Let’s get this party started:

Here is Florida’s attorney general Pam Bondi:

IMG_6323I did not care for her.

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Day Two begins at Corky and Lenny’s (thanks to Chloe and Warburton for the recs):IMG_6337

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During some downtime was reading some of David Reynolds’ Summits: Six Meetings That Shaped The Twentieth Century.

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Can you imagine Trump having this kind of openness and curiosity?  And we’re talking about Reagan here man!

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The press was in the cheap seats:

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Absolutely unacceptable aesthetic for the United States of America.

Absolutely unacceptable aesthetic for the United States of America

A stray balloon brings some small relief:IMG_6356

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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.

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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.

IMG_6365One last corned beef sandwich with Dubbin.

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Asked Dan to rate the convention as a convention, can’t remember if the scoring system was out of 20 or 25:



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