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Day 4: Live from the RNC

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  • Paul Ryan speaks Wednesday at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.
Paul Ryan speaks Wednesday at the Republican National Convention in Tampa,… (MCT )
August 30, 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 2012 election is on!

"College graduates should not have to live out their 20s in their childhood bedrooms, staring up at fading Obama posters and wondering when they can move out and get going with life." That was the line of Wednesday night from Paul Ryan's speech for Millennials.

And a lot of us went to the Kid Rock concert that night. The venue was sold out. Other celebrities spotted at the RNC were Hulk Hogan, Jon Voight and Stephen Baldwin.

I'm writing this Thursday morning, and I expect the Tampa Bay Forum to be packed for the main event, when Mitt Romney accepts the Republican nomination. There's no doubt in our minds he will be our next president.

I recommend anyone attend a convention at least once in your life. It's like the Comic-Con of politics. You'll never forget it, especially if you get to party in a place like Tampa, Fla.

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


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