What can I say? It's over, Hurray? That works.
We had the hardwood floor installers working here from 8:30 am to 8:30 pm. It was a weird day, noisy and dusty. They got the family room done and we moved our recliners and the TV set back in, watched a little of the convention on C-SPAN, then the Sounders at 5:00, NBC coverage of the convention at 7:00, and then switched over to Seahawk football in progress. Then we cleaned, vacuuming and dusting so that we could live with a little less dirt and dust. I'll work on a renovation post with photos tomorrow.
Back to the Republicans. Newt blamed Obama for ruining Reagan's economy, completely skipping over Bushes I and II and Clinton. Weird. He and Calista followed a video tribute to Ronald Reagan. They are in desperate need of a new hero.
Clint Eastwood talked to an empty chair, pretending that President Obama was sitting in it. He kept implying that the President was telling him to shut up and go F*** himself. Very strange.
Shining star Marco Rubio introduced Mitt Romney. Rubio is an appealing young man, but his digs at the President didn't become him at all.
I was ready for some dignity by the time Mitt Romney took the stage. I got some. He delivered a very good speech. His main theme, aside from telling us about himself, was that President Obama had not delivered on his promises. And then Romney proceeded to make many promises of his own. Would he be able to deliver? Just how would he create those 12 million jobs? We really have no idea, and he doesn't plan to tell us.
Next week we'll have the Democrats. Then there will be debates. Along the way about 8% of the voters who have not already locked in will decide who to support. Someone will win by a small margin.
And then they will try for four years to accomplish whatever they can in a country so divided that cooperation is a dirty word.