Welcome back to the final night of the Republican National Convention. I'm watching Cindy McCain now, and it's truly notable how much more muted the reception has been for her compared to the raucous reception Sarah Palin received last night. In fact, her biggest applause line by far was when she mentioned Palin. Of course, that may have something to do with Cindy's interview with CBS News indicating that she supports Roe v Wade and sex education - and hinting that her husband may not be a zealot on the abortion issue, either. Consider this more fodder for the theory that McCain was pushed into this pick by a GOP base that threated to abandon him if he went with a more moderate running-mate.
While we await the main event, let's also note the report today that this RNC has fewer black delegates than any other in 40 years. There are exactly 36 black delegates in St. Paul, or 1.5 percent of the total - and a steep decline from the 167 blacks present in 2004. Guess how many black delegates there were at the Democratic National Convention last week? I'll post the answer in the comments.
Enjoy the speech!