Obamacare, the Dust Bowl and '80s rap: is there anything you can't learn about in Tampa?
Related Tampa adventures: Ron Paul Supporters at the RNC
Tags: Indecision Delegates, Republican National Convention, Tampa, Victoria Jackson
Calling Ron Paul's supporters die-hard is an understatement; these guys thrive on bucking the status quo. (They also thrive on bullhorns, it seems.)
Check out some of the photos we took in Tampa of the Ron Paul revolution. But be careful, it may get loud.
Posted with the AT&T HTC One X
See the full gallery here!
Related: Rick Santorum's Movie
Tags: Indecision Delegates, Republican National Convention, Ron Paul, Tampa
On Monday Jordan Carlos and I are flying to Tampa for the Republican National Convention, and I couldn't be more psyched. I love conventions–I went to the San Diego Comic Con and the Trek Expo in Tulsa this year. At this point, I'm an old hand at convs (that's what real pros call conventions!) so the RNC shouldn't pose a challenge. The first thing I do at a convention is get the daily schedule and circle all the events I want to catch. Now, minor glitch here, for some reason the RNC requires "credentials" to access certain areas. This sounds slightly unconstitutional, especially since Jordan and I do not have these "credentials."
But as someone who knows from convs, I know that the real excitement often happens outside the convention walls. In fact, just yesterday a friend of a friend of a guy I met on the subway slipped me an official-looking itinerary of events that don't involve boring speeches or delegates voting on whatever. So here's what I have circled for the RNC this year…
Tags: Indecision Delegates, Republican National Convention, Republicans, Tampa
Despite what they may think, The New York Times does not have a monopoly on spending 36 hours in various cities. As a matter of fact, I'll be spending more than 36 hours in Tampa during my upcoming trip to the 2012 Republican National Convention. I've never been to there and plan to squeeze as much fun-juice from the Florida orange while in town. Here's my tentative agenda…
1. P90X it with Paul Ryan. It would be so great to say I got my heart rate up with the very man who could be a heartbeat from the presidency. Plus, the workout is insane! Me and Paul wailing on our bi's and tri's — chopping it up. (How's that for a health plan, President Obama?!)
2. Gulf shrimp buckets! You can barely taste the toxins anymore, you guys! (Wink-wink, B.P.)
3. Cuban sandwiches? I'll pass. A patriot, I honor the embargo.
Tags: Florida, Indecision Delegates, Jordan Carlos, Republican National Convention, Tampa
During his recent sandpaper-smooth London tour, reporters asked Mitt Romney if he'd be watching his wife's horse Rafalca in the Olympic dressage competition. His response? "I have to tell you. This is Ann's sport. I'm not even sure which day the sport goes on. She will get the chance to see it, I will not be watching the event. I hope her horse does well."
Okay. Did Mitt Romney blow off his wife? Because it feels like he blew off his wife… and her horse, Rafalca, too. Mitt, where's the love? Not sure which day this goes on? A quick glance at the online Olympics calendar shows that the event will be held on August 2nd, 3rd and 7th. I'm sure Ann Romney would appreciate her Mr. Fantastic-looking husband in the stands whooping it up (or golf-clapping, or whatever you do at those things).
Tags: Ann Romney, Indecision Delegates, Mitt Romney, Money, Olympics