Special Report Online: 8/29/12
Assessing RNC experience and expectations
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- Date Aug 29, 2012
Assessing RNC experience and expectations
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Everybody is special report online here at the Republican National Convention this is been a logistical challenge for us.
Coming from the set down here but we wanted to do it to keep our online audience alive and well.
Steve Hayes AB Stoddard -- cramped in tight quarters here.
Talk about a convention first of all and -- you know for these delegates going through all these speeches.
They're really here to see the big headliners.
They are but they're also here to -- some other people I mean just the mere mention on the faces of some different members and that's Ron Paul video made different parts of the -- You know -- applicable laws suddenly forget the delegations come here and they care about their state -- -- -- big leagues in their state there's a lot of interest.
At every level for them obviously they can't wait to see Ryan Romney give speeches and Romney being nominated but there's a lot of interest for them down to them.
Content of the local level they have advanced.
Hot and town they get together they have reunions Steve has -- on participating in a lot of -- that they would be on fire even if Brian wasn't on the team.
Joseph says -- is smoke and so you're looking good did you go in North Carolina.
It's got in Wisconsin he always weighs -- and tell about the Wisconsin -- and wasn't.
You've been to a few -- -- it was a no beer and help.
Bronx this one was I would say it was a little sleepy until Paul Ryan got there I mean maybe it was a sleepy because I didn't.
Don't have any beer or any bribes.
There was a -- the German polka band playing.
But you could tell that it was as much sort of was like Washington DC corporate types as it was Wisconsin people.
Because nobody hey you know people obviously hadn't been drinking beer for very long which would have been the case there -- Wisconsin.
It is and always have dancing to the polka band even that was only three in the afternoon but it was you know all right KB and indeed is little remarks and it was there was no substance whatsoever.
Thank everybody for coming lots of Paul Ryan people I met.
The woman who ran his first campaign a man who ran his first campaign a woman who who's running -- congressional campaign.
This time so it was a lot of good students -- Hope so bill.
Says -- this is weird it looks like I'm looking at a program that's not ready to go thanks bill we're try and we're really try and we're live from the convention floor this is what we have we're answering your questions.
Brett send out a tweet that the show is starting OK that's good.
What -- -- the speeches tonight as far as what is expected.
-- -- -- what is expected Condoleezza Rice.
Condoleezza Rice is sort of making -- interesting comeback Condoleezza Rice of course is an expert in foreign policy.
And this is a ticket that is at light on foreign policy experience so.
She's gonna talk about why they hold the right views are well positioned to carry them out to keep us an exceptional and strong talk a lot of that -- -- strength.
But it it is an interesting contrast to the ticket which is such as Tom and really weighted by their ability to.
-- to take on budget matters domestic matters fiscal matters.
More so then talk about national security John McCain what will he talk about you know will he be talking about Mitt Romney's business credentials to lead us through.
I'm a recovery or will he also be talking about the dangers we face in the Middle East right now.
Not in Afghanistan.
With the threat from Iran and so -- It's an interesting it's an interesting blend but -- what it's telling the American people is that there's a party that's really setting it has a lot of talent.
It has some gray beards -- -- some new.
He's very young talent very talented people but it's it's designed some.
Look married to be buried and found to cover every topic so that everyone feels at home.
The persuade of -- voters to remain at the Republican Party is ready.
-- -- Condoleezza Rice though there is there was a sense in the round campaign Steve that there was.
About the bush administration and any -- to the bush administration and here they're putting.
A chief architect if you will the Bush Administration foreign policy or at least a part of -- late in the term second term up on the stage.
Tonight -- -- and look I mean she was seated next to Mitt Romney.
Less than the box for a four in Romney's speech so clearly they want to.
To put her on display and and we'll show off that she's somebody -- still in touch with Republicans and -- advising president -- -- or president.
Presidential candidate Romney is the interesting thing for me to see with her speech she has gone so out of her way to avoid being political in every respect.
And she went to this this con -- that they had.
In park city Utah how big Romney campaign.
A group with all of his advises there are lots of fundraisers.
And gave what everybody there said was this sort of stem -- far more political than she usually is substantive.
But the best speech.
That was given at the event and I think that they're hoping that she might be able to replicate that.
Here tonight but if she is political if she's directly critical of President Obama.
You know we heard -- we have these meetings have.
We day about.
The structure and schedule of the program we heard that Condoleezza Rice does not want to teleprompter she wants notes and bullet points like she delivered that fundraising speech she -- -- -- And there was a back and forth because they're trying to keep everything very tight to time.
And there was -- debate whether she was going to use one so we'll see tonight if the teleprompters on or not.
-- it was outstanding from green eyed lady in New Jersey.
I sounds like a lot of Republicans they.
And you wonder whether you get to Thursday.
And they're going to be fired up on the ground.
Well that is true but I think that if they get to Thursday and -- Romney's speech is not fire them while they inspire not file a lot of other people.
Paul Ryan is going to fire up this room whether he fires that.
You know swing voters another question but yet but I -- I thinking well but I think he's.
This round adores him.
And and you know they love -- Romney's speech -- really truly loved it they're gonna get a lot about Mitt Romney's family beautiful pictures.
They're gonna -- united which is really key and -- remember that.
Only talks at the outset about these different delegations in different states there's a lot of people really excited about a lot of the candidates -- running around and they really believe they're rebuilding this party.
And that this is a moment that they have this enhanced its within reach and I think that we talked a lot of primary is that how Mitt Romney would never be able -- get as a lot of talent in his party.
On the bench so to speak of the Republican Party that are making people.
I'm very enthusiastic.
-- whether he wins or not this is I think the party in the process of rebuilding and they're gonna stay.
Focused on staying excited and staying united and staying enthusiastic through the next couple of elections every two years.
You have media love who's an up and coming star she and her speech really fired a lot of people -- Yeah I -- -- -- grateful that alerts are davis' speech was was pretty good I mean this somebody's -- sort of a bad rap.
In the media as you know it's just a turncoat to solve political opportunism.
You know maybe I don't know what his motivations are but I thought his speech was pretty darn good and of course they're worried -- going back to the Wisconsin team.
There was there was -- huge ovation for Scott Walker yesterday when he stepped up in the afternoon and said I'm Scott Walker and got applause for 45 seconds.
And then the last I was pretty amazing because Wisconsin.
Her home state is now the political.
Center of the universe it seems it does does -- -- it is it is crazy to.
This something that Wisconsin you know had never side has never been known for but it.
There's an interesting historical elements this too because -- Wisconsin was the first place.
-- progressive -- some nearly 100 years ago today and and some would argue that that's what President Obama.
Is now he's the avatar of that style of progressive isn't handed.
What I think we're seeing coming out of Wisconsin and Scott Walker and Paul Ryan Ron Johnson to a certain extent is this reform conservatism.
The idea is to dismantle.
Everything that happened as a result of the progressive movement and all of that good government that sort of -- -- institutions that have accumulated since then.
And a run against that ended doing in the in this sort of Wisconsin way which is to say.
Here's what I'm gonna do and then go way to do it make your best case assume that people will be with -- if you tell them the truth and then go do it.
Maybe a lot of people are writing and not about.
Juan Williams comments last night.
About -- Romney's speech.
Thomas from Phoenix.
Thinks that we are avoiding the topic.
Says come on -- what why don't you guys take on these comments don't dodge we did -- on the show Thomas we addressed it directly.
The running campaigns quote about.
Juan Williams comment he called and Romney what he thought was a corporate wife.
That affect you.
We all know Juan we're friends with -- but how -- -- -- Hi I can't get and why you had -- and that's that's you know what led him to say that I can say that.
There it is I can see why it is insulting and Romney because.
She is she's fighting the image that she is a very well.
And fighting the image that it was easier for her to raise my -- when it would be for somebody else and she still has been very.
They're raising up five points starting at very young -- No matter what financial comforts you know accompanied that she's had an incredible career.
As a mother and a homemaker.
Even when Mitt Romney was not around because he was working very hard at the Olympics or whatever he was doing starting -- start -- business news.
And she did a lot of them herself she also ahead -- -- as we know you know help.
Challenges really scary ones life threatening one.
And and she has not had a walk in the park like she told us last night so it is a term that is needed -- is that it's received.
You know it's a hurtful description of someone who.
Why is married to someone who lives in corporate life right.
Really was there for the hard days when that business was small.
When he was a busy man at the Olympics when he was running a government -- McCain has stayed -- -- state.
And committee have of those -- weeks and hours and gave her life she's.
I think alone.
As a mother of five and so it's it's not you can.
Didn't say it is where you can say that but those -- together car.
Do -- her.
No one is written a column on foxnews.com.
To try to explain what he was trying to say.
You know listen a lot of people got fired up about this and angry about it a lot of tweets a lot of emails.
We address them.
On the show when he said if we confronted a man and and I think we get a fair and balanced.
I mean you obviously do addressed it right away -- made a comment leaving that the coverage you sort of raise your -- about it.
I think -- look anybody who does what we do for living talks for a living.
I'm gonna have one of these moments I know I'll have one of these moments I don't think one meant to say what.
To what people understood him to be.
I think one was trying to say that there were elements of her speech network.
Didn't ring true for him that you know when she's talking about having to eat dinner on an ironing board that there was this bass family wealth behind.
Her and he wasn't trying to intended to diminish what -- had done as a mother it was a very I think specific comments.
But he was trying to make about a particular passage in her speech and yet if you want today definitely if -- one today.
Probably wanna take that one back.
I'm really kind of take that I'm back yeah yeah yeah yeah we need jobs and he's obviously doctor Eilat and Iran -- -- -- out.
But that is found that it's it's hard won 61 -- comes out it's hard to qualify it because it's easy for a life.
I was glad the likes -- she has to say you know you just haven't walked in my boots.
That C in Scottsdale says thanks JB nicely said.
Linda says can't we hear more about -- what is Tampa life.
How's the audience how's the energy.
Tampa we haven't seen much -- Tampa we've been like we've been about.
Five football fields in a -- to be honest with you have been to Iraq twelve times it was a lot like the Green Zone.
And -- trying to get in here.
And for a couple of days.
-- owner however -- ninths in fact have seen quite a bit of chance because we tried last night to go to the national review party.
-- time we left at 645.
We got in the cab we drove around for an hour and a half.
Maybe paid a hundred dollars.
And we got into the act cavalier -- -- for ninety minutes giving a hundred dollars we we came back to being very spot where we picked up the -- A hundred dollars later going from block caves -- blockade sea blockade asking placement for help with directions.
We don't know -- up that party but we believe that they have the ability to go through block news that they were in the senate delegations.
-- they had the magical power.
And that is did it affect an example on our nine and that is that tells you what it's like I mean when I went to this watch this this Wisconsin party today.
Us on the map by Google mapped it on my iPhone and we it was a block.
-- you can't go block so it's 95 degrees you know I had the fat sweats as I walked around you know the whole -- Perimeter to get there and get in and try to.
Second let's just say it is so -- Hot here when you go -- these souvenirs tourist ask about Tampa I don't wanna have 71 in Tampa but I was just in Orlando few weeks ago and this didn't happen and he every single time you get out of the -- car or you get out of the front door your glasses steam out of every single time it's not a special occasion.
It's giant dog is breathing on here.
And you just walk guys like.
And then we -- -- Try a couple more.
I'm so -- do offend event in Florida Tampa doesn't look like garage it's just that security is like Iraq.
He likes the -- -- Now we're getting ready for Rand Paul from -- -- people.
There's a big speech so you know what we're gonna do we're wrap up early we made the effort on line thanks to Stephen AB.
Thanks you all want to keep shooting and because we're -- Rand Paul on Fox News Channel.
And we'll do this again next week from the DNC and --