With the announcement Tuesday, July 25, that former Secretary of Defense Richard B. "Dick" Cheney has accepted the vice presidential spot on Texas Gov. and presidential candidate George W. Bush's ticket, the Republican convention is somewhat anticlimaxtic.

Aside from a few protesters outside the convention hall, the customary states' "favorite son" nomination on the first ballot and the hoopla, bands and banners, about all the Republicans delegates and alternates have to do is hammer out a vote winning campaign platform and wait for the November election.

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