Republican National Convention — Day Three
One last comment about Tuesday's events. I really was surprised by how "low energy" (to borrow a phrase) the big moment was when Donald Jr. announced that his father finally had enough votes, and he declared that Donald J. Trump was officially the GOP nominee. Perhaps it's because I've attended some Cavaliers games at the Quicken Loans Arena and those have all been high energy events on steroids — ear-splitting music, state of the art light shows, and overall entertainment extravaganzas. Trump's big moment, in contrast, was more like a throwback 1990s event. There was a dated-looking graphic up on the big screens (a cheesy-looking thing evocative of an ad imploring you to BUY GOLD NOW BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!). A disco ball flashed some lights as the crowd (more or less) swayed to "New York, New York," and that was about it. This was nothing in the vicinity of the YUGE show I was expecting from The Donald.
— Paula Bolyard (@pbolyard) July 19, 2016