National Convention was only a year ago

Hard to imagine a year ago, wrapping up 2 weeks of Republican National Convention.  America, and the world has changed.  Started with Pence a year before there were 17 & then Pence never got in. Went with Walker for the month of his campaign.  Helped organize and then led the Ted Cruz for President team from my state. We were glad to be in it to the end (competition, and all).  Cleveland and the people of Cleveland were great hosts. It was hot and humid as heck from the time we landed, until we left.  First of two weeks is the RNC meeting, and the committees.  With several NRA reps, our focus was on the Platform Committee to ensure the Republican Second Amendment plank remained strong and unequivocal, for Cruz I watched the Credentials Committee. For NFRA the Platform issues of life (during Platform, I usually sit next to our friend National Right to Life President Carol Tobias), guns and taxes were priority.  Security was heavy, very heavy from local and other jurisdiction uniformed and plain clothes police forces. Second week is convention. Protesters were terrible, as protesters go – unorganized, no coherent message, and almost all from out-of-town. Met with lots of our National Federation of Republican Assemblies (NFRA) folks, had fun (concert, dinners, bars, Congressional Sportsman Foundation-NRA sponsored Sporting Clays Shoot), and other stuffs (did I mention there is a casino downtown virtually touching the convention hall?).  American Conservative Union (I’m on the Foundation board) hosted several events during the week.  All the time, many of us were doing interviews and providing comments to home state media at all hours because of the time differences. Can use only clear plastic bag to carry stuff in the arena, so I brought and used a Colt firearms bag.  Left Cleveland ready to win with Trump-Pence.  Some may have known, but 99% of us at adjournment didn’t yet realize that the only guy who could win, won. And, it took a lot of work.  More convention memories on my FB personal page, 2A memories at FB WillesLeeNRA. #MAGA #Gorsuch 

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