10:35 PM ET: Trump left and the lights are up; but, Gingrich is just all over the place in this speech … really hard for crowd to get in it
10:12 PM ET: Countries are not businesses or households. Countries print money, have armies, etc.
10:10 PM ET: Very confusing to talk about cutting deficits & cutting taxes in consecutive sentences … cannot cut taxes, build a wall, and close deficit
10:00 PM ET: wow. that was confusing. Trump popped in at the end of Cruz’ speech and people ignored/booed him as he ignored Trump … deliberate slight to Cruz by Trump? Slight to Trump by Cruz?
9:30 PM ET: Crowd not so into “black lives matter” & “LGBT lives matter”, but got going w/ “Veterans lives matter” & “Blue lives matter”
8:15 PM ET: Largest cheer of night so far for Laura Ingraham demanding the 16 GOP men who lost primary to support Donald Trump
8:10 PM ET: The go-to chant in the arena is “lock her up”; what ever happened to “USA USA USA”?
7:30 PM ET: Music is way too loud in arena. I would not even want a Springsteen concert to be this loud! On the plus side, the dancing is really cute.
7 PM ET: The arena is slowly filling up and I have taken a seat for the evening.