Following the roll call vote around 6pm eastern time Tuesday afternoon, Mitt Romney was officially nominated as the Republican Presidential candidate and Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan was officially nominated as the Republican Vice Presidential candidate.

Republican National Convention Presidential nominee vote, 2012
Candidate First Ballot Percentage
Mitt Romney 2,061 90.1%
Ron Paul 190 8.3%
Rick Santorum 9 0.39%
Michele Bachmann 1 0.04%
Jon Huntsman 1 0.04%
Buddy Roemer 1 0.04%
Abstain 23 1%
Totals 2,286 100.00%

Report from the Chicago Sun-Times:

TAMPA, Fla. — Mitt Romney swept to the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday night at a storm-delayed national convention scripted to propel him into a close race for the White House in tough economic times.

The former Massachusetts governor watched on television with his wife, Ann, at a hotel suite across the street from the convention hall as delegates sealed his hard-won victories in the primaries and caucuses of last winter.

New Jersey put him over the top in a ritual roll call of the states.

Minutes later, Republicans nominated Paul Ryan for vice president, completing the GOP ticket.

Republican mockery of President Barack Obama began almost instantly from the podium at a convention postponed once and dogged still by Hurricane Isaac. The Democratic president has “never run a company. He hasn’t even run a garage sale or seen the inside of a lemonade stand,” declared Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican Party.


  1. Hmmm. . .

    Haven’t we seen this movie before?

    The boy’s father (whose name is George) is a man of integrity, but is defeated by warmongers.

    The son then PRETENDS to be “severely” conservative so that he can win.

    Wake me up in December.


      “The GOP is smarter than we”!

      While, We The People, have hopes of saving our Nation — THEY, the GOP Elite, has none.

      We are idealistic — believers that Truth, Liberty and Justice will eventually prevail, thus saving US from imminent economic collapse and the loss of all freedoms!

      The GOP Establishment has no such illusions — THEY want to assure that ONLY THEY and THEIR OWN have first dibs on the choices pieces of meat, when the carving of the American People starts. THEY do not want rejuvenation of the Republican Party, nor is stagnation enough — PURGING is needed, so THEY are first in line to pick our bones clean when the economic collapse starts. (Same goes for the Dems in power).

      We, the Real American People (the producers), are the HOST — and THEY, the Non-Producers, are the Parasites!

      While the Host was strong and healthy in the past — the parasites fed well with little notice on OUR loss.

      But, NOW the Parasites have become GREATER than the HOST — meaning in order to survive, THEY have to suck MORE blood out of US than we can produce for ourselves, let alone THEM.

      Realizing this, THEY are preparing the road ONLY for THEMSELVES and THEIR OWN to strip our carcass clean (after they’ve sucked US dry).

      Now, back to working two jobs Real Americans, so you can produce some more to feed THEM longer…until THEY are finally ready to send you to the glue factory… (“Animal Farm” by George Orwell).

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