Category: 2016 Election

Old Home Week

I spent some time this morning watching the Senate confirmation hearings for Rex Tillerson, Trump’s nominee to be Secretary of State, and it took me down a path to my past. Sitting at the front table with Tillerson was Sam Nunn, former U.S. Senator (D-GA),…

Me, My Twitter and Meryl

Along with what appeared to be a flood of Americans, I too, took to Twitter last night debating the merits (or lack thereof) for Meryl Streep’s manic diatribe about the 2016 Election and Donald Trump. I have been reluctant to share my politics on social…

Bag of Skittles

I had a unique opportunity to be up close and personal with one of the candidates for POTUS this past weekend.  Well, not really “up close and personal,” but in the same room if that counts. Okay, maybe it was up close and personal…

Political Theater

It is the second day of the Democratic National Convention and man, do they know how to put on a good show. Between the Bernie protests, a star studded line-up with celebrities and professional politicians, the convention chair got the boot and Bernie was booed by his…

Bling

You always hear about the fashion at political conventions and from what I saw this week,  it can be divided into three categories. The good, the bad and the bling… The good could be a reference to the state delegation gear. The Texas delegation was…

Star Struck in Cleveland

Today I met Maureen Dowd. The Maureen Dowd! Let me just preface this with I have always been a huge fan of her writing style, her keen wit and fresh perspective. She has a gift for the gab and uses words to produce such…

Day 3. Part One

Day three got off to a roaring start when we missed the bus to our delegation lunch. Thank goodness for Uber! Interestingly enough, our Uber driver happened to be a Slovenian immigrant. Significant, because Melania Trump is Slovenian and the community of Slovenian immigrants in Cleveland is…

Day 2

So here is what I know. There is no rest for the weary at a Republican National Convention.   The senator headed out early to hear Governor Scott Walker speak at a breakfast. Evidently, each day is packed with speakers and special events and…

Opening Bell

Last night was the opening reception at the RNC and it was held at none other than the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in downtown Cleveland. Thousands of Republicans swarmed the venue which boasted rows and rows of food trucks featuring a…

Refreshing Difference

Like most Americans, Cliff and I have spent the past 24 hours glued to the t.v. watching the coverage of the tragedy in Nice, the attempted military coup in Turkey and wondering what the heck is happening in our world!  Seriously makes me want…

Coloring outside the lines…

The list is out for who will be speaking in Cleveland and it is a list like no other. There aren’t too many celebrities, unless you count former Heisman winner, Tim Tebow….but, there never are many Hollywood celebrities at Republican events. Claiming your conservatism…

Odds & Ends

So, here’s what I know.  We are headed to Cleveland in less than a week and I am kind of freaking out for lots of OBVIOUS reasons. Or, maybe because we just returned from a long weekend in Chicago and traveling on airplanes is not…