Wednesday night in the RNC tunnel
The tunnel looked different tonight. It's brighter now, and has a different color scheme, no longer Ikea red, white and blue. Ficus trees, real, bracket the walkway, and buckets of roses, real, hang from above. Every 20 or so feet is a flat-screen TV. On the walk back from the Forum after Paul Ryan's speech, an older woman with a light white cardigan and soft Reebok shoes said to the younger woman with her, "Where's this going to take us?" The younger woman was wearing cowboy boots and a cowboy hat, and she said, "I don't know." A man who was maybe in his 30s said, "I want to see what people are saying on TV," walking by all the TVs.