Democrat claims most re-tweeted message of GOP convention
September 2nd, 2012
01:25 PM ET
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Democrat claims most re-tweeted message of GOP convention

(CNN) – The most re-distributed tweet of the Republican National Convention came from a Democrat.

A representative of Twitter said Sunday that President Barack Obama’s message rebuffing Clint Eastwood’s speech was the most re-tweeted message of the GOP event.
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Obama: No offense taken at Eastwood speech
September 2nd, 2012
09:37 AM ET
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Obama: No offense taken at Eastwood speech

(CNN) – President Barack Obama said in an interview published Sunday he took no offense at Clint Eastwood's prime-time address at the Republican National Convention, in which the legendary actor and director posed questions to an empty chair, which he said represented the Democratic incumbent.

"One thing about being president or running for president - if you're easily offended, you should probably choose another profession," Obama told USA Today.
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RNC nets higher buzz factor than Hurricane Isaac, Facebook 'Talk Meter' shows
September 1st, 2012
09:19 PM ET
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RNC nets higher buzz factor than Hurricane Isaac, Facebook 'Talk Meter' shows

(CNN) - While Republicans gathered in Tampa to nominate Mitt Romney as their presidential candidate, and Hurricane Isaac approached the Gulf Coast, more users of Facebook were talking about the Republican National Convention than the storm, according to data compiled by the Facebook "Talk Meter."

RNC social sharing was more significant in Washington, D.C., than in any other state, although Florida, which hosted the convention, placed second in a list of buzz by geography. The data provided by Facebook did not specify the timeframe for this buzz, but the Republican convention opened on Monday and concluded with Romney's acceptance speech on Thursday evening.
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August 31st, 2012
09:27 PM ET
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Romney leaves out war comments

(CNN) - In a new campaign video and in emails sent to reporters throughout the day, the Obama campaign spent much of Friday highlighting what they call an important omission from Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech on Thursday night.

“In an almost 45-minute speech, Mitt Romney didn't find a moment to mention Afghanistan,” Obama campaign manager Jim Messina said in a statement sent to reporters just after midnight. “With no new plans and evasion about his real plans, Mitt Romney leaves this convention no stronger than he came.”
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Behind the scenes: Producing the 2012 RNC
August 31st, 2012
08:15 PM ET
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Behind the scenes: Producing the 2012 RNC

(CNN) - After more than 30 years covering politics for NBC News, Phil Alongi left the network and quickly found himself on the other side of the game. Speaking with CNN Friday, Alongi was wrapping up in Tampa, Florida, having just produced the 2012 Republican National Convention.

Alongi says his role as executive producer of the RNC was in the works for a long time. He was first approached for the position shortly after he left NBC in February of 2009.

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August 31st, 2012
07:10 PM ET
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Romney tests Tampa momentum; Democrats hope to blunt it in Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) - Mitt Romney departed Tampa, Florida, on Friday hoping to ride any momentum he had built up over the past week as he makes the final turn into the November election.

Romney's acceptance address won't go down as often quoted but it got the job done. He introduced his version of himself to America after months of his persona being defined by President Barack Obama's campaign and allies. He and running mate Paul Ryan tried to plant a seed of doubt about the next four years of an Obama administration. They didn't offer much in the way of specifics about how a Romney administration would shift the sluggish economy into a higher gear but had plenty of reasons why Obama's administration hasn't.

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August 31st, 2012
06:48 PM ET
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Upstaged: Why everyone is talking Eastwood, not Romney

Tampa, Florida (CNN) - It was supposed to be Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's night.

But instead of basking in the afterglow of what many called a solid acceptance speech, the Romney campaign is now forced to deal with the aftermath of Clint Eastwood's rambling "empty chair" routine at the Republican National Convention on Thursday night.

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Next week Democrats take their turn
August 31st, 2012
01:46 PM ET
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Next week Democrats take their turn

(CNN) – One party ends, another begins.

With the Republican National Convention wrapped up, all eyes now turn to Charlotte, North Carolina, the site of the Democratic National Convention that officially kicks off Tuesday.
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Obama takes his seat
August 31st, 2012
11:56 AM ET
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Obama takes his seat

(CNN) – The Obama campaign offered a pointed comeback to Clint Eastwood's Republican National Convention chair sketch Thursday night tweeting, "This seat's taken" along with a picture of Obama in his Cabinet Room chair with a plaque inscribed: "The President."

Clint Eastwood was revealed as the GOP convention's "mystery guest" Thursday prior to the evening's prime time rundown and following media speculation of the schedule's empty slot. Eastwood's speech drew laughs, criticism and blank stares as he conversed with an empty chair placed on stage next to the podium. Eastwood, addressing an unseen President Barack Obama, condemned the incumbent for his ineffective policies, railing on his campaign's political tactics and handing a star studded endorsement to Thursday's intended focus, Mitt Romney.
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August 31st, 2012
11:02 AM ET
2 years ago

Video: Watch the entire Clint Eastwood speech at the RNC

(CNN) - Clint Eastwood's speech at the Republican National Convention Thursday sparked laughs, criticism and confusion as he carried on a conversation with an empty chair, harping its 'occupant,' President Barack Obama, for four years of what he called failed policy and bad politics, all the while endorsing GOP nominee Mitt Romney.

Read more about Eastwood's speech after the jump:
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