An inside perspective of the Republican National Convention
It’s all over. The Republican National Convention is in the books with former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney wrapping up the political gathering with his acceptance speech. The 2012 RNC even featured a surprise appearance from Hollywood actor Clint Eastwood and a few additional memorable speeches. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Sarah Samuels talked with Florida Public Radio’s Trimmel Gomes who was there all week and recaps the RNC.
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