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Ryan comes to bat tonight, Romney closes out tomorrow evening



GOP Vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan gives the thumbs-up during a sound check at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida, on August 29, 2012 before the day's Republican National Convention (RNC) events. The RNC will culminate on August 30th with the formal nomination of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan as the GOP presidential and vice-presidential candidates in the US presidential election.

Day Three of the GOP convention culminates with VP nominee Paul Ryan’s speech later this evening. 

Needless to say, there isn’t anywhere near the anticipation that there was for Sarah Palin’s convention debut four years ago. However, Ryan seems to have supporters that are much more passionate about their candidate than Mitt Romney’s are about him. 

I’ll be looking to see how tonight’s response to Ryan compares to tomorrow night’s for Romney. One would expect the presidential nominee to top, but we’ll see.

I loved hearing KPCC reporter Frank Stoltze’s description this morning of the California delegation pool party at their resort in St. Petersburg. Having it sponsored by Indian casinos was quintessentially Californian. I wonder what the tribes will be sponsoring next week at the Democratic convention.

Tomorrow, our live coverage at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. will include a look back at Ryan’s speech of tonight, and a preview of Romney’s address tomorrow evening to close things out. We’ll also talk with several special guests who are appearing at the convention this week.

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