On the ground: Highlights of the RNC

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A GOP themed latte from the Morning Joe experience at The Boat House in Channelside.
A GOP themed latte from the Morning Joe experience at The Boat House in Channelside.

As the Democratic National Convention gets under way, thought I would share my favorite moments and pictures from the Republican National Convention last week.

Look for a complementary blog this time next week. See you in Charlotte.

Day 1: Despite Hurricane Isaac, the show must go on and it did. Thanks to the small crowd who joined us that morning at Howl at the Moon. 

The week started off with a bang, or should I say a hurricane! Our hosts and guests arrived a little soggy, but thankfully on time.On the ground: Highlights of the RNC

 

Day 2: Let the convention begin!

Tampa Bay Times Forum fills ahead of Ann Romney and Gov. Chris Christie's speeches.

 

Day 3: Back at the bar, Mika had some fun sipping one of the special Morning Joe concoctions. Was it a Ryan Shooter maybe?

I never thought I'd see the day.

 

The best drinks in Tampa!

Day 4: We started off with a cruise liner pulling up right next to our show. It docked about 6 inches from the small walk way next to our front door. That night, Clint Eastwood gave the GOP faithful something they weren’t expecting. And then Mitt Romney accepted his Parties nomination.

A cruise liner pulls into the Port of Tampa.Speaker of the House John Boehner addresses his party.On the ground: Highlights of the RNC

Day 5: Our final day in Tampa ended exactly the opposite of our hurricane-like arrival. 

Chuck tickles the ivories... or at least the BlackBerry keys on our last day at Howl at the Moon.
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On the ground: Highlights of the RNC

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