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

Hosted by

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




Warren Olney