The Republican convention came alive on Wednesday night with powerful speeches by Former Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice and vice presidential nominee, Paul Ryan.
At this point in the convention, you’d expect the delegates to be hoarse from screaming too much.
That much is not surprising.
But there have been a few unexpected moments and the press has missed a few things and overreacted at others.
Here are four things that have stuck me this week:
• Just how good Dr. Rice was on the podium. She’s always been a strong and confident speaker. But, she really stole the show, effortlessly talking about education, the economy, and America’s role in the world. Some convention operatives were worried the Ron Paul delegates were going to boo her or make a scene because of her role in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. But, they were too busy being mesmerized by her. I’ve always found Dr. Rice to be a straight shooter, and she says she has no intent to seek future office. But, it’s hard to imagine there’s not a twinge of wonder somewhere in the back of her mind after being received by the Party with so much excitement. (Watch More: Can Condoleezza Rice Help Mitt Romney?)
• There was a section in Congressman Ryan’s speech about how he and Mitt Romney came from different religions, but how they shared the same moral creed. He talked about how Mitt was prayerful and born in the image of Jesus Christ. I haven’t seen much coverage of this, but it seemed to me like Paul Ryan was inoculating against the attacks to come against Mitt Romney’s Morman faith. (Read More:Why Larry Kudlow Was Disappointed by Ryan's Speech)