Best quotes from Day 3 of the Republican National Convention
What should have been a night all about Vice Presidential candidate Mike Pence turned into a boo fest about Ted Cruz.
We have another blog post dedicated to Cruz's speech, so this post will be solely about all the other things that happened.
Pence went on shortly after Cruz and the vice presidential nominee admitted he didn't have the same flash as his billionaire businessman running partner.
"He's a man known for his large personality, his colorful style, and his charisma — and, well, I guess he was looking for someone to balance the ticket," Pence said, laughing. "For those of you who don't know me, which is most of you, I grew up on the front row of the American dream."
Later Pence discussed what he likes about Trump.
"You have nominated a man for president who never quits, never backs down, a fighter, a winner," Pence thundered. "Until now he's done it all by himself, against all odds. But this week with this united party, he's got backup!"
"Donald Trump gets it. He's the genuine article. He's a doer in a game usually reserved for talkers," the vice presidential nominee continued. "And when Donald Trump does his talking, he doesn't tiptoe around the thousand new rules of political correctness. He's his own man, distinctly American. Where else would an independent spirit like his find a following than in the land of the free and the home of the brave?"
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich tried to come to Cruz's aid following his speech and offering up some possible clarity:
"Ted Cruz said you can vote your conscience for anyone who will uphold the Constitution. In this election, there's only one candidate who will uphold he Constitution," Gingrich said, "So, to paraphrase Ted Cruz: if you want to protect the Constitution, the only candidate this fall is the Trump-Pence Republican ticket."
Unlike Cruz, former presidential candidate and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio had no problem endorsing Trump despite the fact that Rubio and Cruz helped deliver some of the most childish and memorable moments of the primary season rife with name calling and bullying.
"After a long and spirited primary, the time for fighting is over," he said. "It's time to come together and fight for a new direction for America. It's time to win in November."
Trump's son, Eric spent a good portion of his speech recounting the unlikely road that took his father from political joke to republican nominee over the course of the past year.
"None of us could have predicted the records he would break, the stadiums he would fill, the movement he would start," Eric Trump said. "He stands before you with the most primary votes of any candidate in history."