- Posted August 29, 2012 by
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Sights and sounds of the RNC
One after another of the speakers laid out a feast that the delegates were smacking their lips over. Former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice sliced it up and laid slab after slab of prime choice meat for the Republican faithful to sink their teeth into.
One of the lines, toward the end, which had the conventioneers on their feet whooping and shouting in glee was how she as a little girl from segregated Alabama was unable to go into Woolworths and order a hamburger, but was provided the hope and the dream from her parents that she could grow up to be anything she wanted even President of the United States. Then she noted how that little girl from Alabama did grow up to in fact become Secretary of State.
What Condi did was not sate the appetites of the GOP members, but rather merely whetted their appetites for the main course later to come when Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan would speak.
Before the delegates could really get their fill, New Mexico Governor Susanna Martinez took to the stage. She faithfully carried on where Condi left off. The table was set for that main course.
From the Cornfield, for political junkies, the night has turned into a veritable smorgasboard.