Friday, August 31, 2012

Weekly Wrap-Up

I was impressed with Mitt Romney’s speech last night, and I certainly wasn’t the only one.  Fred Barnes says he “aced the convention test,” while John Podhoretz applauds Romney’s “straight appeal to swing voters.”
Here is the full speech.

I have to say, the Republicans put on a good show this week and highlighted a number of strong conservative voices that will lead the party into the future.

Here is a database of all the week’s speeches.

(One is missing though: Mia Love from Utah, whose speech you can find here.) 

As the New York Post states, “If the Republican Party has in fact declared a war on women, the parade of high-profile female speakers at the party’s national convention this week suggests strongly that the women are winning.”

All of the Republican Convention speeches provided a good deal of hope for what the Washington Times describes as “Obama’s Diminished Nation.”

And John Bolton delivered an important address on reasserting U.S. power that should not be overshadowed by the convention festivities.

I’m sure Sheldon Silver would be thrilled to let the conventions (and the start of the football season) overshadow his latest ethics scandal... but it’s looking more and more like this story is not going away. 

What’s your overall impression? Was Shelly Silver just trying to do the right thing, or is he rotten to the core? Vote now in our new Weekly Poll.

And have a great (long) weekend!

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