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Day 3: Live from the RNC

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August 29, 2012|By John Giokaris, @johngiokaris | For RedEye

What's really going on at the Republican National Convention? John Giokaris, political director of the Chicago Young Republicans, is in Tampa, Fla., and giving RedEye a behind-the-scenes peek at the event.

The convention is rolling now!

The question everyone is buzzing about: Who is the mystery guest speaker on Thursday? I don't have a clue, but I've heard speculation ranging from Sarah Palin to Clint Eastwood to Tim Tebow.

While I was really looking forward to Chris Christie's speech Tuesday, I was surprised how much everyone was talking about Ann Romney's speech instead. All night I kept hearing, "She may have just won the election for us."

The last guests of the night I drove from the convention to the hotel were Bill Hemmer and Martha McCallum from Fox News. They were super awesome, funny, and didn't mind taking a pic with me.

After that, I headed to the Young Republican National Federation alumni party at the Green Iguana. Saw Kid Rock there. He, Journey, Lynyrd Skynyrd, 3 Doors Down and Zac Brown Band are all headlining concerts here all week.

Rock on!

RedEye special contributor John Giokaris is the political director of the Chicago Young Republicans.

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