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  • Raczkowski's report from the convention floor

    Raczkowski's report from the convention floor

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    "Come right down, and pick a line", said the secret service agent that was standing at the one of many security gates that a delegate needs to go through to get into the Convention Center.  I looked
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    Tuesday, August 28 2012 10:41 AM EDT2012-08-28 14:41:45 GMT
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  • Raczkowski: Time to go to work

    Raczkowski: Time to go to work

    Tuesday, August 28 2012 10:41 AM EDT2012-08-28 14:41:01 GMT
    So, it all stats today! (Tuesday) FINALLY!  Today at 2pm (1400 hours for us in the military), we Republicans will finally be going to work and to nominate our nominee.  Although, we have had some fun
    So, it all stats today! (Tuesday) FINALLY!  Today at 2pm (1400 hours for us in the military), we Republicans will finally be going to work and to nominate our nominee.  Although, we have had some fun

Rocky Raczkowski is a GOP delegate from Michigan.  He will be writing a daily blog and calling into the Fox 2 Mornings Show every day around 7:45am to offer unique reports from the Republican National Convention.

So, it all stats today! (Tuesday) FINALLY!  Today at 2pm (1400 hours for us in the military), we Republicans will finally be going to work and to nominate our nominee.  Although, we have had some fun hearing and speaking with some incredible speakers.  The speakers come in all shapes, sizes and colors.  The best example of this was our former Governor Engler's introduction of Gov Chris Christie to the Michigan delegation.  When asked about whom he thought Gov Romney should pick for Vice President during the Primary race, our former Governor was very frank.  He said he liked Paul Ryan for his intellectual side, but really liked Gov Christie because he had the right body shape!

Well, taking about shapes, I can't say that we haven't been well fed.  When all you're doing is talking, meeting, greeting and listening, you tend to have something on a plate, and as my wife tells me, it's usually not good for me!

Ok, enough about the food and now on to the convention.  Yes, it all starts today!  As we enter the convention floor today, we will see a National Debt Clock and a Debt Clock for when the convention started.  Now, I know what your thinking… we Republicans are to blame for this as well and you would be right.  Be we are also the only party that is ready to take the blame and correct and fix the problem.  We have no other option.  The option on the Liberal Left is to keep spending and printing money, which will only steal more out of your and my pocket.

This campaign is about the economy and we really need to vote for the candidate that will bring our Nation back on the right track. 

As you watch the convention tonight, I think you'll be entertained, trust me on that one… we have had a lot of entertainment from Trace Adkins, the Oakridge Boys, Journey and Kid Rock.  But it's more than entertainment, people are hurting in our beautiful state, and they are concerned about their businesses and their families. 

You see, it's easy to turn to Government when times are tough, but the price of what you give up is great. 

Everyone is watching our delegation.  Every Michigan delegate at this convention has a great voice and we are concerned about all of our futures!  This Convention is about people.  It's also about electing the person that has the most skills and is committed to fixing our economy.  I personally have a couple of friends right now that are at the end of their ropes in Wixom and they are fighting tooth and nail to keep their businesses open.  This race is also about the girl that goes to bed hungry in Detroit or Flint.  It's about our future and the type of Country we pass on to our Children.

That is why I am in Tampa.  Republicans are people with feeling and emotion, and real concern for all of our brothers and sisters, no matter what their color, shape or size.   We, the delegates are poor, middle class and wealthy.  We are white, black, Asian, Jewish, catholic and all others in between.  We are called Republicans because we offer real solutions for the problems we all face, but we are all Americans when our nation faces a crisis.

We are in that crisis now.  Our nation needs new leadership and I ask you to join us in voting for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. 

As a kid, I remember the Ford commercial when they were trying to show people that they were a new company.  Remember, ‘have you driven a Ford lately'?  What about the Olds commercials that said, ‘this is not your Father's Oldsmobile'.  Well, this is not the old Republican Party.  This is everyone's party and Mitt Romney will be everyone's president.

More tomorrow with actual convention action!  Stay tuned.

Rocky

A. Rocky Raczkowski

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