Republican convention recap, day 2
Paul Ryan accepted the vice-presidential nomination, promising "we will not duck the tough issues" and "before the math and the momentum overwhelm us all, we are going to solve this nation's economic problems."
Pundits analyzed the previous day's speeches. The Wall Street Journal has a roundup of the best articles on Chris Christie. The New York Times says Ann Romney is "so gifted at politics." The New Yorker says she is appealing to the "mousy majority."
Yahoo News fired their Washington news chief for making a joke about Republicans and Hurricane Isaac. David Chalian was heard saying to an unidentified guest, "feel free to say, ‘They're not concerned at all. They are happy to have a party with black people drowning'".
Two people attending the RNC were removed Tuesday after tossing peanuts at a black camera operator and saying: “This is how we feed animals.”
And Hurricane Isaac continues to pummel the Mississippi coast and has toppled Louisiana levees.