The images, themes, and sound bites generated at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., Aug. 27-30 will set the tone for the rest of the election season. Here are five suggestions the GOP can use at its convention to excite voters and chart a path to victory.
Sarah Palin electrified the 2008 GOP convention, but many gaffes later, even conservative critics are wary of how a Palin speech in Tampa could impact the 2012 race and presumptive GOP standard-bearer, Mitt Romney.
Reports of altercations between Ron Paul supporters and police at the Louisiana state GOP convention don't do Ron Paul any good as he seeks a voice at the national convention in August.
Mitt Romney's sweep of the Texas primary gave him 105 delegates, pushing him over the top for the nomination. His campaign now turns to the central theme of the campaign, economic competence.