I met Deborah Bryant at the Channelside complex and asked whether or not Mitt Romney had flip-flopped on anything, what his advantage was over Barack Obama, and if she thought the base would unify around Mitt Romney.
She was serving in place of her husband, Gov. Phil Bryant, who had stayed in Mississippi because of Hurricane Isaac.
So, in anticipation of Romney’s big speech tonight, here’s her thoughts.
I interviewed Michael Steele at the Republican Nation Convention on August 28. Steele has been outspoken about the need to focus on bringing people into the Republican Party versus driving people away. We discuss the need for the GOP to reach out to minority voters and women, and the recent push for ideological purity at the expense of party unity.
I interviewed Meghan McCain at the RNC in Tampa August 28. Topics included the War on Women, Todd Akin, and the perception of women in the political sphere. McCain also discussed the pressures of being a commentator who’s always in the public eye, and women’s sometimes distorted body image. We also touched on why it’s dangerous for the GOP to seek ideological purity over Ronald Reagan’s big tent.
“I’ll end on a somber note. For the first time in modern history, a daquiri store wasn’t open in the French Quarter. I thought the pigs might begin to fly.”—Shep Smith, signing off on his coverage of Hurricane Isaac in New Orleans on Wednesday. He deadpanned it with a completely straight face.
I spoke with MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell on location in Tampa about liberalism as a whole, his perception of the RNC, what liberals can do about conservatives, and the existence of moderate and liberal Republicans in Wyoming.
I interviewed NBC’s political director, Chuck Todd, on location in Tampa for the Republican National Convention. We discussed predictions for 2012, how and if Republicans will get excited about Mitt Romney, and whether the polarization of the national parties has begun to affect politics at the state level. Hint: It has.