September 3rd, 2008
05:40 PM ET
10 years ago

Scenes from the floor


The signs have been distributed for Wednesday evening’s session of the Republican convention in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Photo credit: Mike Roselli/CNN)

soundoff (164 Responses)
  1. karen

    I have a question: They keep talking about Palin's executive experience, then bring up Obama. What about McCain's executive experience? Does he have any? I'd honestly like to know. They never talk about that. They're comparing apples and oranges.

    September 3, 2008 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  2. The TRUTH

    Prosperity? with this economy who has that

    Ohh wait i forgot he's talking to the filthy rich republicans

    September 3, 2008 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  3. 7/10 WA

    Once again I will hold my nose and watch the repugs convene. It's all in walking the talk and being as informed as possible. Those of you who refuse to even listen to the other side would do well to follow suit.
    We'll hear the familiar battle cry of , "the evil horde is upon us and we are your protectors".
    Country First or Corporations First? We're probably seeing a typo but it was to late for a reprint...
    Prosperity? Sorry fellas, but not since the '90's...

    September 3, 2008 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  4. Luke

    What a bunch of hypcrites. If the Republicans were truly thinking "country first" they would have never let McCain choose Palin as his running mate.

    September 3, 2008 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  5. gene

    Well Voter.. the Repubs are probably spending the same amount of money if not more than Obama... Obama just happens to be spending more out his campaign budget, as opposed to McCain who has more outside groups spending money on his behalf. And if you're voting based on issues... I have yet to hear any specific proposals from McCain other than Drill and Surge. Everything else he lightly glosses over.

    But let me ask you... what exactly makes Obama arrogant, racist, sexist? I keep hearing it.. but i have yet to see any example of him being any of those things. Care to actually supply something showing examples of this?

    As far as the article here... the signs are insane! Country First? If it was country first, he wouldn't have selected a VP solely for the purpose of getting women's votes. Romney, Lieberman, Pawlenty were all WAY more qualified. The Prosperity sign is even funnier! The repubs have sent us into the worst economic state we've had in decades.. and McCain wants to keep all the same policies that got us there! I'd like to hear his ideas as to what he'll actually CHANGE to produce this prosperity. Common sense says that you can't keep doing the same thing over and over again and expect different results.

    September 3, 2008 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  6. A woman independent voter

    There is not God, Family and Country any more for Republicans.
    They changed their motto, platform, values, etc, etc. That is not the change we can believe in ,What a shame!
    I am an independent and I was undecided not anymore, after seeing all this Palin stuff and how they continue defending and justifying their bad choice I already know where my vote will go to next November.

    September 3, 2008 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  7. MLD in NoDak

    Country, McCain& Palin First......Our Families Second! Ego first...Families Second!

    September 3, 2008 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  8. Ann, MI

    At least the Republicans are finally willing to admit they worship prosperity.

    September 3, 2008 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  9. Louise

    " Country" is nothing unless the people in it are ethical, honest, and able to think for themselves and by themselves.

    September 3, 2008 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  10. Rob

    Country First Seat Cushions ? Which Country? Lieberman supports McWar because he wants him to McBomb Iran on behalf of his real loyalty 'Israel'. And the Palins have been linked to a Radical Alaskan Separatist group that wants to forn a separate 'Country of Alaska'.
    Country First? Really?

    September 3, 2008 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  11. renee- Florida

    Prosperity for who? Yes, put country first by addressing our economic issues! When are the Repubs going to address the issues of average Americans?

    September 3, 2008 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  12. Adam Habib Dallas, TX

    Prosperity alright for McCain whne he does not remember number of house he has. It is only possible here where a golddigger guy is called HERO.

    September 3, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  13. Tyrone Brown

    The blue sign should say CYNICISM FIRST and the brown sign should say PREPOSTEROUS.

    Obama/Biden '08

    September 3, 2008 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  14. Pat Riot

    I believe we will prosper if we elect a president that promises to stay our of out pockets, stay our of business and reduce federal spending. John McCain and Sarah Palin will return this country to the height of economic growth we haven't had since the Regan administration.

    September 3, 2008 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |

    Now that is laughable!!!!! Prosperous for WHO? CHINA?

    September 3, 2008 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  16. TCE

    Nice... The Rebublican Party tells its own delegates how to think. Don't people their have a mind of their own?

    September 3, 2008 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  17. Teneshia



    September 3, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  18. H-Town

    John McCain....... you ARE the father!

    What a lame convention! Tired, old dudes, lifeless speeches. Blah, Blah, Blah...............

    September 3, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |

    L E T S--H E A R --W H A T---N E E D S--T O ---B E ---

    S A I D

    September 3, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  20. 7/10 WA

    Pat, you are a RIOT... thanks for the laugh (remember GW's promises?)

    September 3, 2008 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  21. JB

    What sits on those signs clearly represents how well Bush/McCain understand the economy.

    September 3, 2008 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  22. Phil Newton from Murphy, Oregon

    Is it any accident that those "America First" placards are on the seats?

    September 3, 2008 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  23. Ana

    Country First....for the wealthy, and powerful.......Prosperity....for the oil companies and the countries they get the oil from. IM READY FOR CHANGE....EIGHT IS ENOUGH! OBAMA/BIDEN 2008 AND 2012

    September 3, 2008 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  24. Greg

    Prosperity is appropriate for the McCain signs. Anyone expecting "prosperity" through Barack's socialist handout programs is a fool. Plain and simple. That prosperity can be reached through government handout programs is absolutely absurd!!

    September 3, 2008 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  25. Roney Ohio

    Punished by GOD what goes around what comes around. mccain is done!!!!!!!!!!! you lost my vote buddy

    September 3, 2008 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
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