Colorado's RNC delegation chairman Sean Conway presents Matt Romney with a cowboy hat made specially for the delegation and other mementos after the presidential candidate's son speaks to the delegation on Aug. 26 in Clearwater, Fla.
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Even though the Republican National Convention missed a direct hit from one storm Monday, controversy and bad weather still threaten to dampen the Republican Party’s chance to showcase its presidential ticket behind a unified party.
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Having sidestepped a storm in the Gulf, the Republican Convention begins a day late in Tampa. Organizers are hoping to give the public a better feel for a presidential candidate that many have been reluctant to embrace.
Among the speakers with a prime-time slot at the Republican National Convention in Tampa this week is South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley. The speech could propel her into national politics.
The talk about Haley always mentions her gender, her age — 40 — and her race — Indian-American. She wears the labels proudly, and for $19.95 you can read all about them in her memoir Can't Is Not an Option. But there's another label Haley likes: fighter.
On Comedy Central not long ago, she mixed it up with fellow South Carolinian Stephen Colbert: