After Days of Speeches, It's Time for the Main Event

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Tonight it's Mitt Romney's turn at last after a convention that's pushed increasingly toward a Tea-Party version of limited government. Republican delegates and the voters at large will learn if their nominee will still present himself as the pragmatic Mr. Fixit or more of a conservative ideologue. Last night, Romney's chosen running mate, Paul Ryan, debuted on the national stage with a speech that the delegates wanted to hear, including red-meat attacks on four years of Barack Obama's presidency, at the expense of being called "factually challenged." We compare the rhetoric with the reality, and hear how Condoleezza Rice wowed a convention with a talk about foreign policy.

 

 

 

To the Point is broadcasting live from the Republican convention all week. You can find all our coverage at KCRW.org/election2012.

Credits

Guests:
Karen Tumulty - political columnist for the Washington Post - @ktumulty, Joshua Trevino - Texas Public Policy Foundation - @jstrevino, Lawrence O'Donnell - MSNBC - @Lawrence, Robert O'Brien - delegate from California - @robertcobrien, Michael A. Cohen - author and journalist - @speechboy71

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Frances Anderton, Anna Scott, Sonya Geis, Caitlin Shamberg, Evan George, Avishay Artsy