Bush was officially nominated by the GOP convention last night. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette notes that Pennsylvania's votes "gave President Bush the majority he needed to officially claim his nomination to run for a second term." Renee Amoore, "the delegation chairwoman and an African American who proudly proclaims herself 'a third-generation Republican,' performed the honors by announcing the state's tally and setting off a celebration that made up in exuberance what it lacked in suspense." At the Democratic convention last month, Ohio got to put Sen. John Kerry over the top."
Gergen Says Giuliani Speech Best So Far.
Former presidential adviser David Gergen said on CNN's Larry King Live that Monday night's speech by former New York City Mayor Ruddy Giuliani "was the best speech we've heard in either convention." It was, he added, "almost as good as. . .Cuomo in '84. It was at that level." Gergen was referring to a famed speech by then-New York Governor Mario Cuomo at the 1984 Democratic convention, in which he recounted his experience as an Italian-American and rallied his party to offer an activist agenda to challenge then-President Ronald Reagan.