Protesters Think GOP Is “Mean”: GOP Throws Great Party at Tropicana Field

NC Delegates waiting for the bus to go to Tropicana Field in St. Pete.

ST PETERSBURG FL    The Tampa Bay Buccaneer cheerleaders danced, bands played, and there were even “diversity dancers” from Busch Gardens.  Yes, this Tampa welcome was everything and more than attendees to the 2012 Republican National Convention could ask for.  (Naturally, your blogger yelled “go Redskins” during the conclusion of the cheering.)  I can’t forget to mention the Cirque performance with elephants, which was fun.

As KCC writes, she is sitting in the middle of Tropicana field, watching a fantastic light show and listening to  music and having a great time with Margaret, a guest of the convention from Maryland.  It’s been fun meeting delegates from across the nation and we hope there is much more of this.

The North Carolina delegation shared a bus with the Minnesota crowd on the way to the baseball stadium.

Just outside, we witnessed a cage full of protestors in their proper place.  One held a sign that said “why are you so mean?”  Suddenly, KCC’s tiniest violin began playing “My Heart Bleeds for You.”  So sad to see the protesters in a cage in the wind and rain.


Katy had the pleasure of sitting next to Mr. & Mrs. Art Pope and trading war stories.

Meanwhile, enjoy the photos below of people having a great time tonight.  Perhaps you’ll see someone you know. More to come later.  Frank Williams, wish you were here.  Ditto, Rob and Bobby Benningfield.  It’s not the same without you.

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The RNC is really putting on a nice show for their top activists and donors! Bravo!


Martha Jenkins and company


Dome of Tropicana Field. See the party going on beneath?

Fun Oklahoma delegates. KCC adored these delightful ladies. It’s been a pleasure meeting nice people
from all over the nation!

Happy NC Delegates happy to be in St. Pete!

2 Responses to “Protesters Think GOP Is “Mean”: GOP Throws Great Party at Tropicana Field”

  • Omega Paladin:

    Bobby & I miss you too, babe. Have fun!

  • Gordon:

    Cages are good, one protester has already been arrested today trying to enter with a Greek fighting knife. Have a great time and be careful around those freaks.