Following weather-related drama and juggled schedules, the 2012 Republican National Convention kicks off in earnest from 7 to 11pm ET tonight. The line-up is packed with one-time rumored Vice Presidential picks, Republican leaders, and other notable figures. The exclamation point of the evening will come in the program's final hour, when Mitt Romney's wife, Ann, will tell America about her husband of more than 40 years - then New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will deliver his much-anticipated keynote address. As the night unfolds, watch the live stream HERE, follow the Townhall/HotAir editorial team's live Twitter coverage below, and share your thoughts in the comments section. We'll have reactions and analysis on the Tipsheet when the program concludes.
Guy Benson is Townhall.com's Political Editor. Follow him on Twitter @guypbenson. He is co-authors with Mary Katharine Ham for their new book End of Discussion: How the Left's Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun).
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