RNC sightings: The Oak Ridge Boys, Sam Donaldson and Pat Boone

This is an email from Chris Dall, our senior producer, from Tampa:

There’s really no way to encapsulate what one witnesses at a major political convention. And this is only the second one I’ve attended as a member of the media, so it’s not as if I’m an expert. So here are a few impressions from Radio Talk Show Row:

I’ve seen a lot of very excited delegates who truly believe that their party has the answers to America’s problems, several high-profile Republicans (Michele Bachmann, Mitch McConnell, Charles Grassley, Darrel Issa) trailed by crowds of reporters, the ageless Sam Donaldson (just a few tables down from The Daily Circuit), Tom Brokaw, a handful of conservative celebrities doing the rounds (Jon Voigt, Pat Boone, Teller of Penn and Teller), and The Oak Ridge Boys singing ‘Amazing Grace’ about a half-dozen times for a variety of radio stations. Oh yes, and Geraldo….and his mustache. And if I didn’t have my head buried in my laptop most of the time, I’d probably see a lot more.

Yesterday we talked about young Republicans and what issues they find important. Today, we discussed Latino voters, and what they would like to hear from both parties on immigration, the economy, and more. Tomorrow, we’ll discuss Paul Ryan’s speech and his impact on the race, and look ahead to Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech.