Kansas casts GOP convention votes in line with caucuses

Henrietta Brewer
July 20, 2016

After 56 primaries and caucuses, 17 major candidates and a 16-month campaign, the Republican party finally nominated its candidate for president of the United States Tuesday. But were largely ignored by the party faithful gathered. Comparisons show that Trump's speech matched Obama's almost word-for-word at certain points.

Staff said there was no evidence Mrs Trump had lifted passages from a 2008 speech by First Lady Michelle Obama.

But will it, or any of the other gaffes, matter to voters? The businessman has survived numerous politically perilous moments that might have doomed other candidates. "He appears to be a divider, not a uniter", said Scott Hawkins, a delegate from St. Louis.

Sony/ATV Music Publishing - which administers Queen's catalog including songs such as "We Are the Champion" - said a statement Tuesday they have repeatedly asked Trump not to use the "We Are the Champions", which he played Monday during the first day of the Republican National Convention. But the weeklong gathering pales in comparison to the scope of a president's responsibilities as head of the USA government.

Trump had argued that millions of Republicans have spoken and selected him to be their standard-bearer in a race against presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton in November.

Mr Trump, 70, had earlier tweeted about his excitement as the roll call began.

Trump, a 70-year-old real estate developer and former reality TV star who has never held elective office, trails Clinton, 68, in many opinion polls after a bruising Republican primary season. "The fact that he turned out so many more voters, the fact is their way of doing it, while unconventional, was effective".

"It's just wonderful that the campaign would actually approve a speech that's been plagiarized; so basically they don't even do their own research on what's going to be said out there". Debbie Lesko of Peoria, Ariz. Ted Cruz with 475, Ohio Gov. John Kasich with 120 and Florida Sen. I can already see the side-by-side comparisons tomorrow of his infamously tepid, self-absorbed Romney endorsement in 2012 and the stemwinder he's set to deliver this evening.

Long Island's Hofstra University is the surprise site on September 26 for the first of three debates.

Trump then chose to announce Pence on Friday morning via Twitter. The next day, he formally introduced Pence after 28 minutes of Trump talking mostly about Trump.

That was the warmup act.

I'll bet you a beer that that changes within 48 hours, if not within 12. But her husband's campaign manager Paul Manafort, told CBS's "This Morning" on Tuesday that it was a collaboration with speech writers.

As it happened, the thrust of Monday night's speaker lineup was what Republicans called the inauthenticity and incompetence of Clinton.

After Melania Trump's speech, Iowa Sen. Nor does Queen want "We are the Champions" to be used as an endorsement of Mr. Trump and the political views of the Republican Party.

"She may feel that same way, but I mean you should probably convey it in a different manner than just copying the same speech", Blake Schach, a medical student from the Cleveland area, said. And Manafort was defiant.

Hill, a television journalist who was recently laid off, said in an interview that one of Melania Trump's lines - the words "strength of your dreams" - caught his attention as he was watching on his computer from a Starbucks in Los Angeles, juggling Facebook chats and browsing Twitter.

The RNC and Trump campaign do not want a similar display to erupt during Trump's final coronation.

"This is once again an example of when a woman threatens Hillary Clinton, she seeks out to demean her and take her down".

After all, Melania Trump has a reservoir of good will to call upon.

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