Last night Ann Romney spoke at the RNC about her husband, Mitt Romney, and shed some new light on the GOP Presidential nominee. Ann also tried to appeal to women voters, a demographic that has been fought over by both sides. In 2008, women outnumbered men at the polls by a margin of 10 million voters.
So did Ann’s speech last night connect with the Female demographic who may have been feeling alienated by the ugliness happening around them? Melissa Harris Perry pulled up a chair to The Cycle table to help answer the question.
Earlier today Mitt Romney spoke to Veterans at the American Legion National Convention in Indianapolis. Seeing as this is the first time since 1932 the GOP ticket does not have a Veteran on it, it was important for Mitt to appear in person, unlike President Obama who spoke to them via video on Tuesday. With the GOP officially nominating Mitt Romney last night in Tampa his running mate, Paul Ryan, takes the floor tonight along with other notable GOP speakers including John McCain. read more
Hurricane Isaac is not letting up anytime soon. With the Gulf Coast being slammed by the slow moving storm half a million people are without power and new evacuations are underway. This is seven years after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and destroyed millions of lives. For some towns, like Plaquemines Parish, Isaac is actually worse than Katrina. read more
It’s Day 2 of the Republican National Convention speeches. From talking about the RNC to Mitt Romney speaking at the American Legion National Convection and President Obama set to talk at Telos Wireless Pavilion in downtown Charlottesville, VA we will be taking both speeches and have a packed news show on The Cycle. Check out our full lineup below where S.E. read more
The Republican National Convention was in full swing yesterday as Ann Romney took the stage to talk about her loving and caring husband, Mitt.Then the key note speaker of the RNC, Chris Christie, took center stage. Governor Christie was supposed to give a hard sell for Mitt Romney during his speech but it took the NJ Governor 1,800 words before Mitt Romney’s name was even mentioned. So what was he really selling? read more
OurTime.org is organizing a campaign urging young people to get out and vote. Larry David and Trey Songz are examples of some of the celebrities inspiring the younger generation.Did you know that the young demographic, those under 30, make up more than 40% of the U.S. read more
Chris Christie, who has previously spoken about the 2016 presidential race as if it’s a foregone conclusion that there will be no incumbent Republican running and that the GOP nomination will be wide open, delivered a keynote address Monday night that reeked of personal ambition.The praise he directed toward Mitt Romney seemed perfunctory and almost incidental, with the heart of Christie’s speech devoted to extolling his own achievements in New Jersey. read more
Our young gun, Matthew Segal, Co-Founder & President of Our Time is joining the conversation live from the RNC to discuss the status of the youth vote. In 2008, the younger generation was enthusiastic and energetic about going out and voting for Presidnet Obama but since 2008 is there now a gap? And what is the GOP's pitch to the younger generation? In order to spread the word Our Time is releasing videos with celebrities on Why You Should Vote sending people to their website to register. Last week we posted the Larry David video and below check out the Trey Songz video. read more
After Krystal and Steve appeared on The Last Word yesterday they continued the conversation about Chris Christie, discussing whether or not his keynote speech will be as exciting as it's expected to be. read more
When he takes the stage in Tampa tonight, Chris Christie will receive a warmer welcome than the last New Jersey governor to deliver the keynote address at a Republican convention. That would be Tom Kean, the aristocratic exponent of the “politics of inclusion,” whose speech to the party’s New Orleans gathering was interrupted by taunts from anti-abortion delegates.Opposition to legal abortion is even more widespread in the GOP today than it was then, thanks to a quarter-century influx of conservative evangelicals and a corresponding exodus of cultural moderates. read more
You don’t know Dexter Gardiner, but you should be thankful for him. Every neighborhood has that one person who is completely, selflessly, and maybe even maniacally dedicated to their community. When I was growing up in my hometown, it was Sharon Bacon. When my mother was a child, I’m told it was her father - Babe Kennedy. Well in the Bronx, right now it’s Dexter Gardiner. And last weekend, I was lucky enough to be involved for my second go-around in his foundation’s main event, the Gardiner Family Foundation Memorial Classic. read more
On Sunday, Jeb Bush told Meet the Press moderator David Gregory that America's changing demographics means the GOP must change for the long term. The Cycle's Toure responds to Bush's comments. read more
During Krystal's trip to East Liverpool, OH she went to the Homer Laughlin China Company, one of 2 pottery factories left in East Liverpool, OH.While walking through Homer Laughlin Krystal learned how to make pottery. read more
East Liverpool, OH is an example of one of the many small mid-west towns in America. A town that used to have 200 pottery manufacturers now only has 2 due to the other companies moving their plants to China. Krystal spoke to the local town historian and owner of the funeral home, Frank Dawson, and asked him if he thought the American Dream was still alive. Check out what he had to say. read more