Republican National Convention Speeches Live Blog

Live updates from the first night of convention speeches at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL.

UPDATE: Enter New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Video Montage & Speech

So Gov. Christie says it’s about respect not love. Ann Romney said it’s all about love. SO CONFUSED.


UPDATE: Ann Romney Speaks

Best line: “Mitt doesn’t like to talk about how he’s helped others because he sees it as a privilege, not a political talking point.”

Ann Romney takes the stage in a red dress. “I want to talk to you tonight about that one thing that unites us…tonight, I want to talk to you about love.”


7:01pm PST/10:01pm EST

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley speaking now. Champions Voter ID laws and receives standing ovation.


From Instagram…




UPDATE: Top Tweets on Rick Santorum’s Speech

6:35pm PST/9:35 EST


6:00pm PST/9:00 EST

Schedule for tonight:

9:00 p.m. (EST)

Remarks by Governor Brian Sandoval

Remarks by Rick Santorum

Remarks by Senate Republican Candidate Ted Cruz

Remarks by Artur Davis

Remarks by Governor Nikki Haley

10:00 p.m. (EST)

Remarks by Mrs. Luce Vela Fortuño

Remarks by Mrs. Ann Romney

Remarks by Governor Chris Christie

Benediction by Sammy Rodriguez