Pennsylvania Republicans have begun to arrive in Tampa for a week of parties, cocktail receptions, ice cream socials, sight-seeing trips and -- what's that other thing we keep forgetting?. Oh, right: picking a presidential candidate.
The fun starts today with a delegation trip to Shephard's Beach Resort in Clearwater. Word on the street is that swimsuits are mandatory. Normally that would go without saying, but you never know when an uninhibited Kansan might stop by.
After that it's off to Tropicana Field for an extravaganza expected to rival Super Bowl half-time shows. Country singer Rodney Atkins is the headliner.
Back at the delegation hotel, the Keystone gang can grab a midnight snack of Hershey's ice cream. Then it's straight to bed. They won't want to miss tomorrow's 7:30 a.m. breakfast and 9 a.m. trip to the Florida Aquarium.