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Romney, Palin to Speak Tonight

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, accompanied by his family, addresses a meeting of Republican delegates in St. Paul, Minn., Wednesday morning Sept. 3, 2008. From left behind Romney are his sons, Matt and Josh, and wife, Ann. (AP Photo)
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, accompanied by his family, addresses a meeting of Republican delegates in St. Paul, Minn., Wednesday morning Sept. 3, 2008. From left behind Romney are his sons, Matt and Josh, and wife, Ann. (AP Photo)

Delegates at the Republican National Convention in Saint Paul are eagerly awaiting tonight's speech from Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The GOP Vice Presidential hopeful will introduce herself to much of the country in tonight's prime time address. (NPR)

WBUR's Bob Oakes has been gauging the mood on the floor, particularly in response to news of Palin's teenage daughter's pregnancy. Bob talked with WBUR's Delores Handy about what the delegates are expecting to see tonight. (WBUR)

Whether Gov. Palin is facing an unjust double standard was a hot topic on this evening's "On Point" from Saint Paul. Tom Ashbrook picked through the issue with Republican pollster Kellyanne Conway, Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus, and Yale political history professor Beverly Gage. (On Point)

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is also set to take the podium tonight at about 9:30 Eastern. Romney says he'll offer a comparative analysis of Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama's policies.

This program aired on September 3, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

Adam Ragusea Reporter/Associate Producer
Adam Ragusea was formerly a reporter and producer for WBUR.

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