After a one-day delay to let now-Hurricane Isaac pass by, the 2012 Republican National Convention is now really under way.
We’re in the Tampa Times Forum and will be following the action from the opening gavel at 2 p.m. ET to the close of business this evening around 11 p.m. ET. Hit your “refresh” button once in a while to make sure you’re seeing our latest updates.
Meanwhile, Frank James will be hosting a live-chat later this evening. And, of course, there will be live coverage on many NPR stations and streaming on NPR.org.
Please join us.
Update at 1:35 p.m. ET. Before The Show, Another Ron Paul Moment:
As we’ve posted about a few times this week, Texas Rep. Ron Paul and his supporters took full advantage of the convention’s delay to make some noise of their own around Tampa on Sunday and Monday.
They just did it again. The man himself made an appearance on the convention floor — to the loud delight of his fans. A chant of “Ron Paul!” went up. A minute later, the soon-to-be presidential nominee’s supporters responded with “Romney!” They couldn’t outshout the Paulites, though (to be fair, delegates are still drifting in; so the majority of delegates — Mitt Romney supporters — weren’t here to add their voices).