Shields, Brooks and Historians Examine McCain's Message of 'Change' Buoyed by spirited speeches, the GOP convention came to a close Thursday night. Analysts Mark Shields, David Brooks and a panel of historians discuss the strengths and weaknesses of John McCain's acceptance speech and the GOP message of "change" in Washington. Text: McCain Details Captivity, Says He'll Bring Change in RNC Acceptance Speech Text: Cindy McCain Stresses Service, Details Personal Story Text: Pawlenty: 'McCain Has Always Put Our Country First'
Anti-War Protesters March Outside GOP Convention As John McCain makes his acceptance speech Thursday night, protesters are planning to march outside the Republican National Convention to call for an end to the war in Iraq. -- Michigan Public Radio
September 04, 2008
Palin Speech 'Knocked it out of the Park' for Minn. Delegation Minnesota's delegation welcomed Gov. Sarah Palin as the Republican vice presidential candidate after she delivered a rallying speech at the convention on Wednesday. TPT talks with some of the state's delegates on the floor following her speech about why Palin excites the party. -- TPT
Polls: After Palin Push, McCain and Obama in Dead Heat The first round of news polls released since the end of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions last week show Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain nearly even in popularity as they head into the election's final months.
September 05, 2008
Shields and Brooks Assess New Dynamics of '08 Race With both national party conventions now complete, Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama hit the ground running as the race begins to Election Day. Analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the road ahead.
September 05, 2008
McCain, Palin Speeches Shift Tone of Election More than 42 million people tuned in Thursday to see John McCain's acceptance speech, matching the number who watched Barack Obama's speech last week. A panel of editors and columnists weigh how the GOP event was received across the country.