Posted on | May 28, 2014 | 18 Comments
We left Atlanta about 4 p.m. Tuesday, but the legendarily gridlocked city traffic hindered us only slightly as we made our way down I-85 and soon we were on our way toward Montgomery. We stopped for dinner at a Mexican restaurant near the Alabama capital.
By dinnertime yesterday, the story that I was first to report — that Duck Dynasty‘s Phil Robertson would speak at the Republican Leadership Conference — was all over the media. (“Gee, Stacy, how did you get that scoop?” Don’t ask, don’t tell.) We didn’t arrive here at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside until after midnight and then met with RLC staff for a walkthrough of the empty venue.
This morning I had a long, late breakfast, then did another walkthrough about noon — the place was still empty, but when we went back at 4 p.m., the crews had begun setting up.
— RLC 2014 (@RepLeadConf) May 28, 2014
— Ali A. Akbar (@ali) May 28, 2014
— Rick Santorum (@RickSantorum) May 28, 2014
— Caleb Bonham (@CalebBonham) May 27, 2014
You can check out the schedule for the RLC — Sean Hannity will be broadcasting his Fox News show live from here Thursday.
Caleb Bonham of Campus Reform arrived for RLC this afternoon and we met up with him. Campus Reform has a great story today: