From cash-hungry strippers to protesters dressed as vaginas, your gonzo guide to the Republican National Convention---As Republicans prepared to renominate Richard Nixon for president, journalist Hunter S. Thompson had a moment of clarity inside his Miami Beach hotel room. "This may be the year when we finally come face to face with ourselves," Thompson wrote in his classic Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72. "We are really just a nation of 220 million used-car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns and no qualms at all about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable. MORE...Howie P.S.: Want a sneak preview of what a Romney-Ryan Land would look like?
Sunday, August 26, 2012
"Fear and Loathing in Tampa" (Updated)
UPDATE: For the mid-town version of the story here's "For Big Givers, Cash and Clout Arrive Together" from The New York Times. Michael E. Miller (The Village Voice):