What a difference four horrendous years makes. Thinking back to the Democratic National Convention of 2008 and now seeing what’s going on in Charlotte, North Carolina this week at the Democratic National Convention of 2012 shows stark differences. The Democrats have no star power and pale in comparison to the Republicans’ star-packed convention in Tampa.
In an odd turn of events, the Republicans in Tampa nominated real life versions of their cartoon versions of Kerry and Gore. Republicans thought John Kerry should be criticized for changing positions. But Kerry is not in the same league as Romney who ran as a pro-choice candidate and promised to do more for gay rights than Ted Kennedy.
It was the appearance of 82-year old Clint Eastwood that seemed to create a lot of buzz when he engaged in a rambling ad lib conversation with an empty chair supposedly occupied by President Obama during the GOP Convention
A fired-up Mitt Romney entered the convention hall to accept his party’s nomination — and reinvigorate the Republican quest for the White House.
KDKA’s Jon Delano surveys local reaction of last night’s Republican National Convention.
KDKA Radio’s Mike Pintek was joined by political analyst Bill Green.
KDKA AM’s Larry and John talk to PA Lt Governor Jim Cawley (R) and Illinois US Senator Dick Durbin (D) for opposing views on Paul Ryan’s speech at the GOP Convention.
While Paul Ryan is entitled to his own opinions, he is not entitled to his own facts. He lied to America about Medicare. He lied to America about the debt commission. He really lied to America about the stimulus and America’s debt rating.
Our economy is on a slow recovery – slower than anyone wants. But the lack of serious discussion about national security and the world we live in is troubling.
If the enthusiastic crowd was any evidence, Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan has lots of friends here — and in his first sit-down TV interview in Pennsylvania, Ryan told KDKA Political Editor Jon Delano that he vacationed in Pittsburgh as a kid.
KDKA Political Editor Jon Delano sits down with soon-to-be Republican Vice Presidential nominee, Congressman Paul Ryan.
In Congressman Paul Ryan’s first interview in Pennsylvania, Mitt Romney’s vice presidential pick reacted strongly to Congressman Todd Akin’s comment than women who are raped rarely get pregnant.
Republican Candidate Paul Ryan hosts a campaign rally in front of supporters at the Beaver Steel Services in Carnegie
The basic fact is that Romney, Ryan and Republican’s are uncomfortable with a few of the words Congressman Akin used. They are not, however, uncomfortable with the policy position he was expressing. The record shows that they march in lockstep with Congressman Akin.
Congressman Akin’s comments are unconscionable and while Congressman Akin owns the words that came from his mouth, the sentiment and his policy goals are shared by both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, despite their statements today.