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September 1, 2004
Convention Blogging (Via Remote)

Being in Bloggers Corner has been one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Not only am I in the center of a historic event at a historic location, but the RNC gave us tremendous opportunities by locating us at the entrance of the radio center -- which has been key to our access to some amazing people, including the famous and the yet-to-be famous as well. Some I haven't mentioned simply because I had no opportunity to do anything in-depth with them. For example, today I asked Tim Russert of NBC to stop by and take a few questions from the bloggers as he waited to get on Sean Hannity's radio program. Russert stopped over to say hello and exchange a few pleasantries with us, but he didn't have time to do much more than encourage us with a "Blog on!" Sam Donaldson did much the same thing yesterday, although Tom Bevan walked Donaldson through posting an article on a blog.

However, after a late start to today and taking a slew of interviews this afternoon, most of which have been left untranscribed, we began to notice a press for time which we hadn't felt before. More people began crowding around and engaging us in conversation, which we appreciated. Unfortunately, it impacted my productivity and with the keynote speeches coming up, I knew I had no opportunity to catch up -- and no time even for dinner.

So I've made the strategic decision to go back to my hotel room to finish out the night with C-SPAN. I can get a different perspective on the speeches and work on a few more posts tonight. In the meantime, I'm cancelling a breakfast meeting tomorrow to spend the entire day at the Garden so I can catch up with a couple of more delegates I want to interview. I'll live-blog the keynote speeches tonight from the hotel room instead of inside the auditorium.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at September 1, 2004 8:27 PM

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