Theresa Burgess, a Minnesota parent who shuffles two kids to games, doesn’t feel any particular affinity with the vice presidential nominee but thinks it would be ‘great to have a woman in the White House.’
Lukewarm before, conservatives are now ready to work for the GOP ticket, delegates say.
McCain and Palin fired up their base, but they’ll need to attract independents and some Democrats to win.
Fred Thompson and Sen. Joe Lieberman use the McCain story to draw sharp contrasts with the Democratic presidential nominee.
In his speech Thursday he must knit the party together – and reach out to independents.
But the president is still trying to unite the Republican Party.
GOP delegates quickly adopt resolutions, reflecting the convention's somber tone.