Instead of Ann Romney ... old Hawaii Five-0!
The networks, which reap considerable advertising dollars even from summer reruns, have told the Romney campaign that they will broadcast an hour of convention coverage on the final three nights — but no more.
Advisers to Mitt Romney, facing a blackout of the opening-night program they fastidiously scripted to soften perceptions of the candidate, are angry.
The subtext of this little Ann Romney situation is that if it doesn't happen on TV -- on network TV -- it's almost as if it's not happening at all. So much talk already about Twitter and the like, and there will be much, much more, I'm sure, but the box is still the thing.