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. Juanita

    Prosperity?? Sure!! For Exxon-Mobil maybe (and all big oil companies getting ridiculous tax breaks!), or for Halliburton (and all the other big corporations making themselves rich off no-bid contracts in Iraq), or for McGeezer, forgetting how many homes he owns. But for the everyday person, Prosperity is certainly not what the Repugs party stands for. What, do they think if they wave enough signs in the people's faces it'll hypnotize them into believing it? I think not.

    September 3, 2008 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  2. Ron


    Do like me don't watch CNN. To bias the worst political team on tv

    September 3, 2008 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  3. Ashamed

    I have been a republican all my life and I cannot believe the anger from people. I also do not understand why they are complaining about everything our President has been doing for us. I am old and confused.

    September 3, 2008 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  4. JustinM

    roflmfao @ prosperity!

    September 3, 2008 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  5. Patricia

    Mccain has given no specifics on solving Economic crisis,Healthcare,rebuilding our infrastructure and wants to privatise social security and maybe re appoint some judges
    Does McCain really understand us Blue Collar people????

    September 3, 2008 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  6. Hank

    Let's not forget that the Republicans put George W. Bush, worst president ever, in the White House. Remember their enthusiasm for him? I am honestly scared to death when the GOP backs anybody. After voting in Dubyah not once but TWICE, I think the Republicans need to sit this election out....

    September 3, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  7. Cecil

    Palin to hit hard, Tonight Let Her.

    Sen. Obama Been Taking The Kitchen For !8 Months and Counting!

    Where Still Here, Still Strong!

    Palin Been At It For Four Days.

    September 3, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  8. KW, Vail AZ

    It shouldn't take Gov. Palin to learn the Republican doctrine. Their answer to everything is "Cut taxes and regime change". If she can learn when and where to use those two phrases she's got it made.

    September 3, 2008 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  9. SCOTT


    September 3, 2008 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  10. bob in LA

    Obama-Bots drank the kool-aid and th Mc-cain-ites aren't smart enough to make thier own home made signs or know which ones to hold up at which time.
    We are a sad people.

    September 3, 2008 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  11. Reublican for Obama

    Lets really look at the experience comparison:

    B.A in political science from Columbia University, with a specialization in international relations
    J.D. in Law from Hardvard, graduated magna cum laude; President of the Harvard Law Review
    12 years (92-04) teaching constitutional law
    7 years State Senator: sponsored more than 800 bills
    4 years Senator for Illinos, a state with 12.8 million people

    Bachelor's in journalism from University of Idaho
    4 years Wasilla City Council (8000 people)
    6 years Wasilla mayor (8000 people)
    1 year "Ethics Commissioner of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission"
    20 months governor of a state with 660,000 people

    Do the Republicans really think we're so stupid that we would believe she is more experienced than Obama? Give me a break…

    September 3, 2008 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  12. Elaine Haumann

    This is in response to Dana interviewing a "Democratic, Hillary female supporter " who is now voting for Gov. Palin because she is a woman and that the "Democrats" have hung the Roe v. Wade issue over Democratic women for years. What this moron does not understand is that if a Republican is in office when the Supreme Court Justices begin to retire, a republican Judge will be appointed. Once this balance has changed in the Supreme Court, we WILL see Roe v. Wade threatened. How will she then defend her pro views on Gay rights and Women rights. "Oh, I had no idea"!

    Independant party female

    September 3, 2008 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  13. shocked

    You go girl!
    Enyone who can win the Govenor seat in Alaska with a total of 114,650 votes was born with horseshoes.
    Dog catchers take more votes to get elected than that
    Wow n your hot stuff at the polls
    The Mayors race was won with what 2500 votes?

    September 3, 2008 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  14. Texans for Obama

    Where did the Republican's get that sellout black woman and that sharecropper's son that wanted Obama to be a slave in the fields again. How sad to exploit this man.

    Slavery days are over, and the Republicans are wanting people to believe this is where black people belong in the fields picking crops? Then you have a black woman who is saying minorities is going to be the majority which is true but do these old white people want to hear this?

    No African American in their right mind is going to speak at a Republican convention unless your ClarenceThomas. Condelezza Rice isn't even there or Colin Powell. That must tell you something.


    September 3, 2008 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  15. Mere from Michigan

    IF everyone wants to know what Alaskans are saying about their governor now, checkout their Channel 11 News from Anchorage and the Anchorage Daily News blogs. They mostly calling her liar, liar, liar.

    September 3, 2008 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  16. rbloom

    The thing is, those seats are likely to be empty all night. Most of the camera shots are set up to avoid it, but if you watch carefully, you'll see that the convention is only half-full, at best. Where are all the Republicans? And why isn't this apparent lack of interest and enthusiasm being reported? The Democratic convention had people lined up for miles to get in. The Republicans can't fill the house with free beer and pretzels.
    Also, why are we getting nothing but happy talk and insider kidding around when people are being beaten and arrested outside by the hundreds??

    September 3, 2008 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  17. chas alabama

    can't wait for the debates

    September 3, 2008 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  18. Mere from Michigan

    Someone was wondering where all the hatefullness is coming from should look to the Republicans. That has become their banner. John McCain knows this after what G Bush said about him in S. Carolina in 2000 campaign but instead of standing his ground he caved in and joined them so he can be on the ticket this year. If the Republicans say spit he does it. Where is all that courage and honor he is always giving himself credit for? Maybe his nickname of "Songbird" given him by some Vietnam Vets was well deserved.

    September 3, 2008 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  19. no way, no how, no McCain!

    If Romney goes after Michelle Obama tonight, the entire country will be after his behind tomorrow.

    September 3, 2008 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  20. ted tchorzewski

    it is important for our candidates to make decisions; as picking issues running mates, i respect both canditaes and let us give them a chance to prove themaelves. it is important to report the news, but as in any reporting you make your point and go on; as we would like to hear the issues which will confront our country look at all the experience that has run the country the last 8 years, maybe a fresh idea and goal is what we need. i can envision one day where the presidential race will contain different parties on one ticket; mc cain and obama, how would we vet that; but i see that when you are dealing with dedicated politicians the country comes first; ands any possibilty could work if you allow it to happen.......

    September 3, 2008 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  21. anyonmous

    bush is the worst president ever ever even worse than richard nixon so if they dont believe bush how are they going to belive mccain

    September 3, 2008 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  22. Lance

    I've got a scene from the floor for you, how about Sarah Palin praising the Alaska First party. Maybe she should just go ahead and burn the flag considering she's a secessionist after all.

    I'm horrified at the scandal surrounding this woman.

    September 3, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  23. Dana from Las Vegas Nevada

    Does that sign say Prosperity I suppose life is good when you make the money that most of the Republican supports do. Have you noticed that most of the speakers at the Republican convention that are not in politics are EX CEO's. Like they have to live paycheck to paycheck.

    I do believe that the Republicans honestly think they are doing a good job, that is what scares me the most. They have done great harm to the American way of life!!!

    I for one think I am NOT better off than I was when Bush took office. Simply put the Republicans spent more of our tax monies that any other administration in history! Is that conservitism? I think not.

    September 3, 2008 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  24. Gina

    Country first? I thought God should be first. Is this Idolatry?
    Prosperity? Can I translate that into Greed? One of the seven deadly sins.

    September 3, 2008 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  25. Peter (CA)

    The sign needs to be changed:

    Prosperity for the ones who already have it. The rest of you are on your own.

    September 3, 2008 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
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