- Posted August 31, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
RNC Down, DNC Up Next
The 2012 Republican National Convention has now come to a close. Mitt Romney is now the presidential nominee with Paul Ryan as his vice presidential running mate.
Tuesday, the day after Labor Day, Democrats will gather in Charlotte, North Carolina for their turn at throwing a party and anointing President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden with their blessing to run for a 2nd term.
To help us all have a perspective of the conventions from a layperson's perspective and not just professional journalists and talking heads, CNN's iReport community had a contest to send 3 lucky iReporters to Tampa, Florida for the RNC and 3 lucky iReporters to Charlotte for the DNC.
Those iReporters selected were:
So how did it go for the intrepid iReporters at the RNC?
Did the iReporters serve the community well?
You be the judge.
Here is what the 3 RNC iReporters provided back to the community from the convention:
ajjanderson: 4 reports total
Gov. Christie Rallying Cry
Santorum: RNC Speech
CNN/w Piers Morgan
CNN Grill RNC
liereport: 7 reports total
Romney Speech Lacked Substance
Bolton on Obama's Case Against Romney (spliced from earlier video report)
Bolton on Romney's Upcoming Speech
Why Should Undecideds Vote Romney?
Will Paul Ryan Help Romney?
Meeting CNN Photographer Adam Rose
CNN Grill - Caricatures!
dcgopgirl: 19 reports total
100,000 balloons drop
Amazing exciting night as the RNC conclude
What's above the delegates heads?
Welcoming in GOP nominee Mitt Romney
Let the countdown to Romney begin
Speaker Boehner kicking off the final night of the RNC
Retiring of the colors
The U.S. National Debt ticks on
National debt since the start of Convention: over 8 BILLION!
On the floor at the final night of the RNC
Talking to RNC's youngest delegate Evan Draim
SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser on the GOP's pro-life plank
Rep. Ribble (WI-8) on his 1st Convention as a Member & his message to undecided voters
GOP Whip Rep. McCarthy (CA-22) message to undecided voters
Paul Ryan will "reenergize and balance the ticket"
Inside the Google Media Lounge
Texas Senate hopeful, Tea Party darling Ted Cruz addresses RNC
View of the RNC floor
Making my way into the RNC
Those who have visted or followed the reports what was clear is that Elizabeth was truly partisan, but returned the most back to the community and keeping most reports fairly objective. Matt provided the next number of reports from the floor, but came across biased toward the left side of the political spectrum. For Alex, it was difficult to assess what had transpired.
But how do you believe these iReporters represented the community?
Next week Omekongo, Melissa and Willie will provide their perspective.
Will we be treated with insightful, objective reports?
Guess we have to wait on next Tuesday through Thursday to see what the DNC iReporters will send back to the community.
From the Cornfield, my hat is off to all 6 iReporters who were and are willing to put it out there for others to see, comment and critique.
To Alex, Matt and Elizabeth thanks for providing us an inside view of the RNC.
To Omekongo, Melissa and Willie, can't wait to see your reports from the DNC floor.