Darla St. Martin and Karen Cross were again on the convention floor for Day 2 of the Republican National Convention. Here’s their latest report:
Even Gustav didn’t dampen the spirits of those attending the Republican National Convention tonight. Fortunately, the hurricane wrecked far less havoc than anticipated, with the residents of the Gulf Coast still on everyone’s minds, the Convention resumed its normal schedule and is on track to complete the business of nominating pro-life candidates Senator John McCain and Governor Sarah Palin for US president and vice president.
Pro-life Senator Norm Coleman (U.S. Senator from Minnesota) welcomed everyone to Minnesota. He was followed by pro-life Congresswoman Michele Bachmann from Minnesota’s sixth Congressional district. Congresswoman Bachmann emphasized the importance of everyone coming together and encouraged all Minnesotans to carry on the tradition of “Minnesota Nice”.
Wes Gullet introduced his daughter, Nicky, who was one of two babies Cindy McCain brought back after Mother Teresa told her about two babies who would die if she didn’t take them. One had a severe cleft palate and the other was suffering from severe malnutrition. The McCains adopted one of the babies and the Guttners adopted the other, Nicky. Nicky wrote an essay describing how proud she is to be an American. She is now a U.S. citizen.
First Lady Laura Bush introduced President George W. Bush, a great friend of life, who spoke by satellite.
During former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson’s rousing speech, he brought down the house when he pointed out that “we need a President who doesn’t think that the protection of the unborn or a newly born baby is above his pay grade.” The crowd erupted. It was great!