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As Phil Collins once uttered, “Tonight I’m gonna make it right tonight, tonight, tonight….ohhh ohhhh”. That’s right, the seemingly forgotten man of the 2012 Republican National Convention, Mitt Romney, is slated to deliver his big acceptance speech tonight in Tampa.

Ezra Klein of the Washington Post (and msnbc) is a bit befuddled by the fact that, although the two other headline speeches by Chris Christie and Paul Ryan were rousing, they didn’t make “much sense as endorsements of Mitt Romney”.

Speaking of Paul Ryan’s speech, the general consensus is that he got off to a nervous start, but dazzled the convention hall after that. But, there is major criticism that Ryan not only dazzled, but deceived as well, coming up short on the truth on a number of assertions he made about President Obama. 

Chris Cillizza tagged Ryan as one of the winners on Day 2 of the RNC, but also was very impressed by the speech given by former Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice. Dr. Rice’s speech actually won universal praise by the press and pundits and sparked speculation that she could be a major force in Republican circles if she decided to run for higher office.

Meanwhile, about 650 miles to the west of Tampa, Hurricane Issac unleashed its fury on New Orleans and the surrounding areas. More major flooding is expected as the monster storm moves inland.

Be sure to tune in tonight at 5pm EST for Hardball and then msnbc’s continuing live coverage of the RNC from Tampa.


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