Nominating the presidential and vice-presidential candidates is just part of the business conducted at a party convention. Delegates and guests also spend time attending workshops and policy sessions. And then there's the partying — lots of partying.
Republicans have strong language opposing same-sex marriage in their official platform. While some Log Cabin Republicans are discouraged, others think the vehement opposition they are facing is a sign they're making progress.
Now that Mitt Romney's officially wrapped up the Republican Party's nomination for president, he faces a political sprint to November. Former Mississippi governor and past party chair Haley Barbour talks about Romney, the Republican Party, and what lies ahead in the battle for the presidency.
Both political parties are featuring high-profile convention speakers who once were on the other side. They get a lot of attention, but their new partisan paths don't always lead to long-term career success.
Republicans at the convention in Tampa Tuesday officially named Mitt Romney the GOP nominee for president. Former Clinton White House speechwriter Paul Glastris and former Reagan White House speechwriter Peter Robinson join NPR's Ken Rudin to discuss what Romney needs to do in his Thursday address.
Mitt Romney captured the GOP nomination for president but Ron Paul supporters did not accept defeat without a fight. NPR's Ken Rudin and Brian Naylor speak with Ron Paul campaign advisor Doug Wead about the path ahead for Paul supporters, and Tuesday's big speeches.
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