I thought it would be neat to head over to St. Paul during the day but after watching news reports of vandalism, rioting, and delegates being injured by the same loons that showed up at the DNC in Denver, I felt that it was best to stay home. Alex was nice enough to drive me over in the evening to check out what was going on. He does not get excited about politics the way I do. I think if the Democrats and the Republicans had hockey sticks he would find it more interesting.
St. Paul seemed to be pretty much on lock down. You could not get anywhere near the Xcel Energy Center. There were SWAT teams everywhere. I was afraid to take pictures thinking that they might think I had a gun or something. It was very surreal. I have never seen anything like it.The only way to get to the Convention was through this barricade much like they have in D.C. We decided to head home and watch it in the safety of our home.
I now have 4 years to figure out how to get into the RNC.