Michelle Obama has a candid moment during a walk-through.

Michelle Obama has a candid moment during a walk-through.

First lady Michelle Obama was in the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte Monday for a quick walk-through of her speech, scheduled for prime time Tuesday evening. Just before leaving the stage, the first lady responded to a reporter's question.

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Photos from Thursday night at the GOP convention in Tampa.

Photos from Thursday night at the GOP convention in Tampa.

The final night of the party convention traditionally marks the beginning of the final sprint to election day. Here are photos from Thursday night at the 2012 GOP convention in Tampa.

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Advantage Romney.

Advantage Romney.

When I walked out of the Excel Energy Center in St. Paul in 2008, I knew in my gut that John McCain was going to lose. Walking out of the Tamp Bay Times Forum Thursday night, that same gut tells me that Mitt Romney is going to win.

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Photos from Wednesday night at the GOP convention.

Photos from Wednesday night at the GOP convention.

Wednesday night at a political convention is traditionally the night upon which the VP candidate gets his or her moment in the spotlight. In Tampa on Tuesday night, everything was leading to Paul Ryan's official debut on the national stage. Here is a gallery of images from the third night of the 2012 GOP convention.

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Ryan was fine. Condi was great.

Ryan was fine. Condi was great.

All available evidence suggests that Condoleezza Rice isn't seeking anyone's vote. As a result, when she speaks, here words have the ring of authenticity that come from someone speaking from core belief as opposed to personal ambition. To my ear, her speech Wednesday night is the best of the GOP convention so far.

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A Brit offers a warning to the U.S.

A Brit offers a warning to the U.S.

What will America look like a few years from now? Look at Europe today, says European parliament member Martin Callanan.

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