When it was first announced that an all-male acapella group from U.Va. would open the convention session with the national anthem, my first reaction was, "There are conservatives at U.Va.?" But, boy, they were terrific! Anyone who knows the antiquated Richmond Coliseum knows it was built in 1970 with 1950 sound technology. Although improved some over the years, it's hard to sound great here.

They sounded ready for Carnegie Hall. Great job, boys!