A couple people asked, so here is the schedule of speakers at the convention tonight: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Entertainment (Music): Al Williams Entertainment (Monologue): James McEachin Call to Order, Introduction of Colors: Republican National Committee Chairman Robert M. “Mike” Duncan Presentation of Colors: Fort Snelling Joint Services Color Guards Pledge of Allegiance: Olympians Read more

Grover Norquist, the head of Americans for Tax Reform, talked today with MPR’s Mark Zdechlik about Governor Pawlenty. Norquist said Pawlenty’s choices are wide open and that he could be considered a future top Republican contender for president. Have a listen here….