Hello from Minneapolis-St. Paul:
The Missouri Delegation began the first official day of the convention early with a breakfast with Gov. Matt Blunt at our hotel.
The Governor gave a rousing speech about the stark differences facing American voters as they choose between the McCain/Palin ticket and the Obama/Biden ticket. Obama is the most liberal member of the U.S. Senate and Biden the third most liberal, the Governor said. Both have voting records more left-wing than the one avowed Socialist in the U.S. Senate. So, there you go. For Missourians, the choice is clear-McCain/Palin!!!
Gov. Blunt also highlighted the recent big Missouri McCain/Palin rally in O'Fallon that attracted 22,000 plus supporters.
The rest of the breakfast meeting centered on the support and volunteer effort Missourians are giving to Gulf Coast residents. Missouri's National Guard is in place already to provide military police support. Other volunteers are there to help with disaster assistance.
First Lady Laura Bush will address the opening session of the convention this afternoon and introduce the governors of the gulf states and discuss efforts there to help their citizens.
We have lunch today with U.S. Senator Kit Bond, Governor Matt Blunt, and U.S. Rep. Roy Blunt in downtown Minneapolis and then off to the Xcel Center in St. Paul to conduct the necessary business so we as a party can indeed nominate our candidates.
Talk to you more tonight. Keep watching this site and send the link to your friends and families so they, too, can hear first hand about this historic convention.
God bless the folks along the coast, our volunteers, our leaders. Everyone at the RNC sends our thoughts and prayers and blessings their way.