Fresh from his plane after attending the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Paul Boyd stopped by the Midtown Republican Club to regale us all with details we didn’t get to see behind the scenes.
Our Shelby County Probate Court Clerk enjoyed it very much.
“About 7 minutes after I got on the Convention floor I ran into Karl Rove,” Boyd said. He also enjoyed talking to Utah Senator Orrin Hatch, Tony Perkins, Dan and Craig Romney, Chuck Todd and Luke Russert.
“The first day I attended a seminary hosted by pollster Frank Luntz. He said in talking to the undecided voters anger will not get it. He was also hilarious,” Boyd said.
“The Tennessee delegation was invited to a screening of the movie ‘Dolphin Tale’ which was produced by Fed Ex Fred Smith’s daughter. Your Tennessee Republican delegation was well represented by our Governor, Bill Haslam. The people of Tampa rolled out the carpet for Tennesseans.”
Boyd comes away from the convention feeling “we are in a good position to win. Florida, Ohio and Virginia are the most critical states we need,” he said, “but we might have a chance with Colorado, Nevada and Wisconsin.
“But it is going to take hard work.”