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The Work Begins anew, the hope rises again, and the dream lives on

Sep 11, 2012 No Comments ›› Tom F. - Democratic Convention

My final blog on the convention begins here. This was writen Friday and reflects a bit on the experience at the convention. I would like to personally thank the political science department, Dr. Adams, the administration and everyone who had a hand in allowing me this opportunity, it was once in a lifetime and I ...

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Presidential Acceptance Speeches (Thursday)

Sep 9, 2012 No Comments ›› Tom F. - Democratic Convention

I finally have gotten some sleep, and here is my reflection from thursday inside the arena to see the President speak. Enjoy! Today was the best day of the convention hands down. Rob and I had a hectic day driving to-and-from Uptown 8 times by the end of the night. I took Mrs. Casey into the ...

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Convention Week Recap

Sep 9, 2012 Comments Off Sal M. - Democratic Convention

I'm finally home!   This week has been many things.  Crazy, exciting, enlightening, take your pick.  I've met many people, visited many places, and witnessed a part of American history.  I believe I speak for not only myself, but for Tom, and my fellow RNC colleagues when I say that I will remember these experiences for years ...

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Getting into the Convention (Tuesday Sep. 4th)

Sep 8, 2012 No Comments ›› Tom F. - Democratic Convention

Hey everyone, I am going to post blogs as I rewrite them in retrospect. I had an amazing week with Senator Casey  and the Pennsylvania Democratic Party and delegates. I was fortunate enough to be with the Senator several hours everyday and learned a lot from him. I also was lucky enough to have befriended ...

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Elephants and More Elephants.

Sep 2, 2012 Comments Off Amy M. - Republican Convention

The convention ended on Thursday on an electrifying note. To understand the pandemonium in conventions you have to be there. To witness  an feel the excitement by believers and skeptics alike ,mostly believers. So even writing about it does not give the convention the justice it deserves. I had written down a few series of ...

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Time Warner Cable Arena, Aaron Brown, and Washington Week (Friday)

Sep 2, 2012 No Comments ›› Tom F. - Democratic Convention

Another exciting day that began quickly. I was lucky enough to have a tour of Time Warner Cable Arena at 9:45am and got to see the arena before most others. The end-stage setup is effective and seems to make use of more of the arena. The stage looks amazing, and the arena is set up ...

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YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO QUESTION.

Sep 1, 2012 Comments Off Amy M. - Republican Convention

Its Thursday in Tampa, traffic is picking up and the Downtown area is coming back to life. The National Guard, the Secret Service and the Police force now litter every corner of the periphery surrounding the convention area. The RNC is almost here!! Thursday was a continuation of lecture series in the program. The first lecture ...

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Inside the Convention

Aug 30, 2012 Comments Off Evan D. - Republican Convention

On Tuesday, I was fortunate enough to obtain credentials and get inside the Tampa Bay Times Forum for the first night of speeches. Monday was originally supposed to be the first night of the convention, but the hurricane delayed the start of the convention for a day. Getting into the Forum was only a bit less ...

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Budgeting!!! History of Conventions, and Aaron Brown!!

Aug 30, 2012 Comments Off Tom F. - Democratic Convention

Good evening everyone, a crazy day indeed. My favorite subject came up today--the budget! Spoke with my boss and I will get working on Sunday. Tomorrow I will get a VIP tour of Time Warner Cable Arena, the site of the Convention, which is going to be amazing. Then, I have tickets to Washington Week with ...

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August 29th Post on the 30th!

Aug 30, 2012 No Comments ›› Tom F. - Democratic Convention

Hey everyone, I am deep into working on my TWC journal (which is at 27 pages already) I think I might write too much... But here is a recap of yesterdays proceedings. The Media: Tim Funk and Israel Balderas Tim Funk first presented on his view of conventions from the view of a journalist and Israel Balderas ...

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