2008 Republican National Convention

The Republican National Convention was held September 1-4, 2008CE
at the Xcel Energy Center in downtown St. Paul, MN.

I covered the event for KFAI-FM, Fresh Air Radio. Over the four days of the convention, I recorded 40 interviews, some of which went out on the radio, and the rest were posted on LiveJournal. All of them, and my other political reporting, are collected on the Shockwave Radio Theater Audio Page.
In this picture gallery, I've linked the pictures of interviewees with their interview when available.

Thumbs cropped different than main picture. Surprise!

All pictures taken by Baron Dave Romm except the ones he's in. Corrections encouraged.
A more full description is in the annotation of the larger picture. Click on the thumbnail.
Pictures are in chronological order. Best way to view the gallery is to start with the first main picture and continue through, following the flow of the event.

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RNC08 Gallery A | RNC08 Gallery B | RNC08 Gallery C

2008 Republican National Convention : 1-90 | 91-180 | 181-265

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McCain/Palin T-Shirt
 
Cops At Rice Park 1
 
Cops At Rice Park 2
 
Cops At Rice Park 3
 
"McCain Votes Against Vets"
 
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Thursday: Parking Fees At The RNC
 
Rice Park Signs
 
"Don't Taze Me Bro" 1
 
"Vietnam Vets Against McCain" 2
 
"Vietnam Vets Against McCain" 3
 
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Viking
 
T-Shirt
 
George Kanany
interview
 
PETA's Pigs
interview with Ashley Byrne
 
Office of Blame
interview with Jeff Cunningham
 
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"Bomb Bomb Bomb Bomb Iran"
 
Guarding Door to Suite
 
William Owns, Jr.
interview
 
Convention Floor
 
Giant Screen of Arena
 
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Buffet in Arena Area
 
Aaron Ferstman
interview
 
Convention Center Floor
 
Balloons in Waiting
 
Overhead Screens
 
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Convention Floor
 
TV Camera on Conveniton Floor
 
Tristan Acker
interview
 
Selling Convention Gear
 
Zamboni Plaque
 
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David McKay and Dan Richmond
 
Andy Driscoll
 
Please Recycle
 
Convention Floor
 
Blue Convention Floor
 
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Family on Screen
 
Tom Ridge
 
Tom Ridge Overhead
 
Cindy McCain
 
"Palin Power"
 
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Signs on Convention Floor
 
Photographing Sign
 
Standing to Watch
 
Signs on Convention Floor
 
"Hispanics For McCain"
 
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McCain Bio Film
 
McCain's Mom
 
John McCain
 
Rising Lectern
 
McCain at Lectern
 
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Crowd Cheering McCain 1
 
Crowd Cheering McCain 2
 
Cornfield on Screen
 
Flag on Screen
 
Crowd Cheering McCain 3
 
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John McCain
 
Watching McCain
 
Conveniton Hall
 
peech as Photo Op
 
John and Cindy McCain
 
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Yellow Ribbons
 
John, Cindy, Sarah, Todd
 
Confetti 1
 
Confetti 2
 
Balloons 3
 
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Balloons 4
 
Balloons 5
 
Balloons 6
 
Balloons 7
 
Balloons 8
 
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Balloons on Convention Floor 9
 
Red Balloons 10
 
Red, White & Blue Ballons 11
 
Preserving the Moment
 
Balloons 12
 
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Baron Dave w/Balloons 13
 
Victoria From Florida
interview (1)
 
Fulton Sheen
interview (2)

 
On the Stairs
 
More Confetti
 
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Preserving the Moment
 
Leaving the Convention Floor
 
Lewis Nettrour
interview (3)
 
CNN Grill
 
Downtown St. Paul
 

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