CLEVELAND — Ted Cruz’s non-endorsement of Donald J.Trump in his speech to the Republican National Convention was only the first of his two messages that infuriated GOP delegates in the space of five hours late Wednesday and early Thursday. The second was a 1 a.m. money appeal.
CLEVELAND — House Minority Leader Themis Klarides of Derby arrived here Thursday morning, saying she was delayed by a need to spend time with her ailing father, not a desire to distance herself from Donald J. Trump, the Republican National Convention or the GOP platform. Sen. Art Linares of Westbrook showed up Wednesday night.
CLEVELAND — On a raucous night when delegates booed Ted Cruz for failing to endorse Donald J. Trump in a prime-time address, Mike Pence introduced himself to a national audience with a speech that touched lightly on abortion and made no mention of gay marriage, issues that Connecticut Democrats highlight and Republicans ignore, stressing Trump’s core themes of security and economic growth.
It was an odd moment for a protest. The delegate crowd had thinned, and Dr. Ben Carson was on stage suggesting that Hillary Clinton was godless Tuesday, when a woman began screaming, “Hillary! Hillary!”
CLEVELAND — Richard Nixon, who opened a golden age of Republican presidential politics in Connecticut, promised a “silent majority” unnerved by assassinations, urban riots and war protests that “the long dark night for America is about to end.” Can Donald J. Trump do the same in an era of Twitter, 24/7 cable news, terrorism and police shootings?