I just played "I Don't Like Mondays" to @JebBush on the piano before our interview. Seemed appropriate given yesterday's #GOP2012 wipe-out.
Per CNN's Lisa Desjardins: "Chanting battle on the floor of the GOP convention over controversial rules change."
Reince Priebus asked delegates to stop their dueling chants.
House Speaker John Boehner introduces former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu, who offers a resolution that the new RNC rules be adopted. After taking a vote--one that drew many no's--Boehner says: "The ayes have it."
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell urges the adoption of the new Republican platform. "We invite Americans to consider this platform, a call for dramatic change in government--from stagnation to prosperity."
Small group of members of TX delegation chanting "point of order."
The Maine alternates, who did not get floor seating...just appeared to walk out
It does seem like the shouting and yelling is over though...not sure if it will reemerge
Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, co-chair of the RNC platform committee: "This has been a remarkable exercise in grassroots democracy and from this day forward the GOP will be known as the Great Opportunity Party." Blackburn argues the new platform calls for a plan that would replace "Obamacare," ensures quality education, and advocates for federalism.
"You will find that where we stand is right there with you, with every American who wants a better future for their children and a more secure future for the elderly," she said.
RNC Chair Reince Priebus: "It is now the time to take the official convention photograph." Priebus directs delegates to stand, turn around and look at a camera placed in the back.
Per CNN’s Marcela Salazar: Ron Paul delegates from Maine requested to leave convention floor
Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu: "Mitt Romney will unshackle our assets and lead us to real energy independence."
Romney folks starting to hang out signs on the floor for nomination
Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu: "It is my honor to nominate Mitt Romney to the office of the president of the United States of America."
State Rep. Barbara Comstock of Virginia, deputy permanent co-chair of the convention, seconded the nomination. A delegate from Massachusetts also seconded the nomination.
Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, secretary of the Republican National Convention, commences roll call.
Alabama, with 50 delegates, votes for Mitt Romney.
Alaska, with 27 delegates, casts 18 votes for Mitt Romney 9 votes for Ron Paul. The RNC, however, only acknowledges the 18 votes because there's one name in nomination.
American Samoa, with nine delegates, casts all nine votes for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.
Big cheers for Jan Brewer for AZ turn during roll call.
Arkansas, with 36 delegates, casts all its votes for Mitt Romney.
California, with 172 delegates, casts all 172 votes for Mitt Romney.
Not hearing Santorum and Gingrich bc they already released their delegates to Romney. #GOP2012
Colorado, with 36 delegates, casts 28 votes for Mitt Romney, with eight delegates abstaining.
Connecticut, with 28 delegates, casts all 28 votes for Mitt Romney.
Delaware, with 17 delegates, casts all 17 votes for Mitt Romney.
A great symbol of Americana, the convention roll call, now underway in Tampa. No suspense but lots of fun. Join us #CNN?
The District of Columbia, with 19 delegates, casts all 19 votes for Mitt Romney.
Florida, with 50 delegates, casts all 50 votes for Mitt Romney.