Live Blog: RNC Convention ARCHIVED



CSPAN‘s RNC Coverage all day…

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LIVE: (starts 7pm) scroll down for live updates all day. For optimal humor we suggest MSNBC lol!
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LIVE BLOG…(refresh your screen from time to time.)

10.14 am Aaron Jones:

Background on the RNC power grab:

(must read)

1.20 am Aaron Jones:

Sitting in a pub right now…guy comes up to me…there’s a Ron Paul bumper sticker on my computer (of course).
He says, “man, that guy got screwed, didn’t’ he?”

Later he says, “I saw Ron Paul on the TV with his wife, just smiling…I think I’m going to write him in…”

I wonder how many people are thinking that right now?

12.43 am Aaron Jones:

I know times are tough and it’s tough to get motivated but some of you have watched how hard we have worked to cover things this week. We fell far short of our goal for the month. Trying to say our paypal needs some love as we continue the fight where ever it leads. Educating, Training and exposing MSM bias. Take a moment and read our ongoing mission:

We may look fancy to you…but we are completely the work of 4 volunteers. If you’ve appreciated our live blog this week, videos and coverage, will you chipin what you can?

11.48 pm Aaron Jones:

Video and Text of Mitt Romney’s speech:

11.42 pm Aaron Jones:

Clint Eastwood at the GOP Convention:

part 2:

11.28 pm Aaron Jones:

Internet is buzzing with…#Romneycare

10.17 pm Aaron Jones:

Senator Marco Rubio (FL) speaking now…

10.16 pm Aaron Jones:

Lengthy discussion from Doug Weed on the Ron Paul campaign:

Some clear-headed discussion on the truth about Jesse Benton (if you watch it, watch the whole thing–don’t just watch the beginning.)

10.05 pm yonoid818:

User submitted photo of Newt and Calista Gingrich’s appearance at GOP convention. Possible public debut of space-grade cloaking device?

9.23 pm

Schedule update…

10:00 p.m. Remarks by U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (FL)
Remarks by presidential nominee Mitt Romney
Benediction by Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan
Speaker Boehner declares convention adjourned

7.20 pm Aaron Jones:

ABC reporter just pointed out, “I don’t see many Romney buttons, no big hats with Romneys name…do you think theres an enthusiasm gap?” lol #RonPaul LIVE NOW

7.10 pm Aaron Jones:

We switched out the live stream to ABC—yuck, I know! But it’s already working. The official GOP stream on Youtube hasn’t started yet. By the time you read this, it will probably be back up. HERE:

Always fascinating to see the MSM out establishmentize each other…

6.21 pm Aaron Jones:

Delegate press conference has concluded. They are still taking questions.

Live stream of convention (top of this post) starts at 7pm.

6.07 pm Aaron Jones:

Delegate states, “I’m not leaving this party. This is my party!” (Big Applause) Group of delegates are demanding their grievances to be addressed… (see below for live stream in process)

RT and NPR are present along with other media…in progress…

Another delegate: “Mainers should be electing Mainers. Not Washington D.C. not Washington insiders!”

Delegate from Minnesota: “Repeal rule 16 and rule 12, only then will grassroots get excited about Mitt Romney…if not, this could cause Romney to lose the election…”

5.43 pm Aaron Jones:

A group of Ron Paul delegates holding a press conference at 6pm (live stream running now)

Streaming by Ustream

4.20 pm Aaron Jones:

BREAKING: Ron Paul announced as upcoming Leno Guest…


3.16 pm Aaron Jones:

You may have missed Rand’s appearance on CNBC’s Kudlow Report before his speech…

1.30 pm Matt:

Rand Paul’s home-run!

Until tonight, I had a really hard time warming to Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky. No longer. Tonight, his speech was absolutely superb. A major, major home run. On a night that so far has been completely underwhelming (I write as Pawlenty speaks), with a series of really boring speaches and bad music, Paul hit the theme of individual liberty with terrific language and excellent delivery. My wife agreed. Wow!

– By 

1.12 pm Matt Wolf:

12.16 pm Aaron Jones:

Sources reporting Clint Eastwood is the “mystery speaker” at the GOP convention.
Curious if he agrees with Giuliani that Ron Paul is just a “crazy old man?”

Or does he agree with Chuck Norris?

For context and the video clip that launched Ron Paul on the national stage (standing down Giuliani on terrorism/blowback) see here.

11.51 am Aaron Jones:

Fox reporter, Ben Swann On Jerry Doyle’s radio show (from yesterday)

Discusses the controversy regarding GOP rule changes to suppress the grassroots.

3.35 am

Lots of links and updates can be found on this post from the Daily Paul.

3.10 am

Schedule for today, August 30th, 2012:

7:00 p.m. Convention convenes
Call to order
Introduction of Colors US Central Command Joint Forces Color Guard Team
Pledge of Allegiance by Dylan Nonaka
National Anthem sung by SEVEN
Invocation by Ken and Priscilla Hutchins
Remarks by U.S. Rep. Connie Mack (FL)
Reagan Legacy Video
Remarks by Newt and Callista Gingrich
Remarks by Craig Romney
8:00 p.m. Remarks by Governor former Jeb Bush (FL)
Remarks by Bob White, chairman of Romney for President campaign
Remarks by Grant Bennett
Remarks by Tom Stemberg
9:00 p.m. Remarks by former Massachusetts Lt. Governor Kerry Healey
Remarks by Jane Edmonds, former Massachusetts Secretary of Workforce
Remarks by Olympians Michael Eruzione, Derek Parra and Kim Rhode
10:00 p.m. Remarks by U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (FL)
Remarks by presidential nominee Mitt Romney
Benediction by Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan
Speaker Boehner declares convention adjourned

3.08 am Aaron Jones:

Tribute to Ron Paul aired Wednesday night (recap)

3.07 am Aaron Jones:

Recap from last night 8/29/12

Senator Rand Paul’s speech:

Biggest applause of the night…

Republicans and Democrats alike must slay their sacred cowsRepublicans must acknowledge that not every dollar spent on the military is necessary or well-spent, and Democrats must admit that domestic welfare and entitlements must be reformed.

Republicans and Democrats must replace fear with confidence, confidence that no terrorist, and no country, will ever conquer us if we remain steadfast to the principles of our Founding documents.

We have nothing to fear except our own unwillingness to defend what is naturally ours, our God-given rights. We have nothing to fear that should cause us to forget or relinquish our rights as free men and women.

To thrive we must believe in ourselves again, and we must never – never – trade our liberty for any fleeting promise of security.


Paul Ryan’s speech:

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