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Tom’s Tweets

Tom is actively tweeting this week and next from the Republican and Democratic conventions.  Scene, moments, Michelle Bachmann, Karl Rove.  Check it out on Twitter:  @tomashbrooknpr.

 

Here’s a sampling:

Geraldo’s mustache even bigger in person. Bends the space-time continuum. #onpointradio

Google media lounge too cool for school. Pretty colors. Flash mobbed. Ton of young scribes. Free espresso, natch.

Tom AshbrookTom Ashbrook ‏@tomashbrooknpr

Tampa convention color palette: lots and lots and lots of white people. Hey, that’s me too! But while I am fun, I am not a party…

Tom AshbrookTom Ashbrook ‏@tomashbrooknpr

My first convention: 1972, Miami. Nixon. Tear gas. Mayhem. I was goggle-eyed teen. Isaac tame by comparison so far. #OnPointRadio.

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XGXH256LYQHPY2WDXZC5XNX2AE Julietmlb

    Jobs & Economy.  Jobs & Economy.  That’s what everyone wants to hear about.  The only mechanism for this Romney has discussed is cutting taxes, which has been shown to fail job creation.  By definition as a Private Equity giant, Romney is a professional job cutter, not creator.  I don’t understand how Mittens is qualified to lead anyone except the extremely wealthy towards greater prosperity.

  • http://twitter.com/kyanna kyanna

    Education and foreign policy. 

  • Myviewtoday_tm

    This election is a clear value decision.  Opportunity for the love of Humanity or, inequity to the demise of women, class and minorities.  Friends, jobs will come, but make not mistake, bad policy is far, far more reaching!  It will effect our children for years to come. Bad politics are on the prowl.  Just take a look at the shady characters working the Republican campaign, Carl Rove, the preacher who stole from his very own congregation to line his pockets and his bubby Abramson, convicted, served time and now a Repub. spokesperson for Inside Edition.  The hippocracy is simply mind boggling. I share President Obama’s vision of hope and faith.  He is moving in the right direction on countless fronts.  It is so very clear!  What are others truly afraid of.

  • orchidman

    Romney promises leadership. Grover Norquist said he only  wants someone with the finger dexterity to sign what they put in front of him–not a leader. Romney signed Norquist’s pledge. Why in the world do not the press and OPbama constantly point this out. It’s even worse than Romney applauding the Vietnam War and then running away and none of his brave sons serving in the military while other people’s sons and daughters are dying for wars he likes.

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Jul 23, 2014
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Actor Wallace Shawn attends special screening of "Turks and Caicos" hosted by Vogue and The Cinema Society at the Crosby Street Hotel on Monday, April 7, 2014 in New York.  (AP)

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