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2012 Republican and Democratic National Conventions

The Rockefeller Center is happy to bring you first-hand coverage from the Republican and Democratic National Conventions this year by Ester Cross '15. 

 Read on for Ester's most recent update.

The last day of the Republican National Convention accomplished its objective of firing up the Republican base when presidential candidate Mitt Romney accepted his nomination and laid out his plans for the country’s future.  See photos here.

I thought I would tell you about Thursday night through the voices and perspectives of the grassroots in attendance at the convention.

Delegates, alternates and their guests were inspired by Romney’s speech and impressed by the character of the candidate whom they got to know better throughout the convention.

2012 Republican and Democratic National Conventions


The Rockefeller Center is happy to bring you first-hand coverage from the Republican and Democratic National Conventions this year by Ester Cross '15.

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The first day of the GOP convention passed largely without incident in Tampa, FL as Hurricane Isaac missed the city and all major convention events were rescheduled to Tuesday.

At a morning press conference, Russ Schriefer, strategist for the Romney campaign, unveiled plans for the first day of the convention, discussed Hurricane Isaac and insinuated that a Donald Trump appearance at the convention may yet be possible. For more information, see my coverage of the press conference on the Talk Radio News website.

2012 Republican and Democratic National Conventions

Ester Cross '15 shares observations and reflections.

The Rockefeller Center is happy to bring you first-hand coverage from the Republican and Democratic National Conventions this year.  Read on for Ester's most recent update. 
Hello!

Even national political events planned in the span of over a year can be changed in a couple of days because of volatile weather patterns. Today would have been the first day of the Republican Convention if not for concerns about Hurricane Isaac and its effects on Tampa, FL. Taking precautionary measures, the RNC decided to postpone all events and speakers scheduled on Monday to Tuesday. The nomination of Candidate Mitt Romney to his party’s ballot will be postponed to Tuesday. The key Monday speech by Ann Romney is also moved to Tuesday as speeches of Republican Party leaders have been adjusted to meet the new three-day schedule.

2012 Republican and Democratic National Conventions

The Rockefeller Center is happy to bring you first-hand coverage from the Republican and Democratic National Conventions by Ester Cross '15. 

Hello, and welcome to this Rocky on the Road blog series in which I will be discussing the Republican and Democratic National Conventions from the convention floors. I will first cover the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL from August 27-31. Then, I will travel to Charlotte, NC for the Democratic National Convention hosted from September 4-6. While at the conventions, I will be interning with the Talk Radio News Service, an organization that provides news reports to talk radio programs around the country as well as news coverage on their website and through television reporting.

GOP Presidential Candidate Fred Karger at Dartmouth TODAY - Friday, 1/6/12

Fred Karger, the first openly gay presidential candidate, will be in Collis today (Friday, January 6th) from 10am to 12pm.  

Fred has been a fierce advocate for gay rights, filing the complaint that got the Mormon Church convicted of 13 counts of elections fraud for the Church's involvement in repealing gay marriage in California. Fred has positioned himself as the protest vote in the 2012 Republican Primary. As the only Moderate Republican, Fred is the only candidate who supports gay marriage, who is pro-choice, who supports marijuana legalization and wants us out of Afghanistan now.  According to the Karger campaign staff, Fred is tied with Rick Perry and Rick Santorum in the newest New Hampshire polls.  

Read about a past Karger event on campus here.

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