RNC 2012 convenes; On-scene pics, Luke Russert reports hotel bar trip next

With those words, the 2012 Republican National Convention convened.

Its official, RNC Convention has convened #GOP2012 pic.twitter.com/Eika4wbK

— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) August 27, 2012

As Twitchy reported, you can follow along using the official #GOP2012 hashtag. The hashtag #RNC2012 is also being used right now.
Reince Priebus provides a behind-the-scenes photo.

Backstage going over my remarks- looking forward to officially kicking off #GOP2012 ! http://t.co/JlJnowOX

— Reince Priebus (@Reince) August 27, 2012

Other Twitter users provide more on-scene reports and photos.

RNC Chair kicks off #GOP2012 convention by calling for recess and introducing duel debt clocks. #captureRNC pic.twitter.com/jlvaMgjT

— Alexander Trowbridge (@AlexanderTrow) August 27, 2012

Opening gavel of the convention #convention #gop2012 #markpeterson http://t.co/ZLMrPSZL

— GQ Politics (@GQPolitics) August 27, 2012

View from the top #CaptureRNC @politico http://t.co/uNWMT7ET

— Jacqui Corba (@jm_corba) August 27, 2012

In case a delegate wants to call home from the convention floor? #captureRNC pic.twitter.com/mrv77uzj

— Alexander Trowbridge (@AlexanderTrow) August 27, 2012

Heh. Technology!

And an important room, where “just bloggers” will do the job that “real journalists” don’t want to do.

Bloggers row. #rnc2012 http://t.co/XTtDXm6h

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) August 27, 2012

Floor of #GOP2012 pic.twitter.com/y32f2zu0

— Amanda Terkel (@aterkel) August 27, 2012

The view from the #NY seats at #GOP2012 pic.twitter.com/HyOkrHzn

— NYDN Daily Politics (@DNDailyPolitics) August 27, 2012

And, trending!

Trending on Twitter: #GOP2012, #RepublicanNationalConvention

— Gary Whitla (@Gary_Whitla) August 27, 2012

Of course, that’s it for now. As Twitchy reported this weekend, the convention is to just gavel in and then go into recess, due to Tropical Storm Isaac concerns. So, what’s next? Luke Russert reports:

Overheard on RNC floor, Delegate 1: "what do we do now?" Delegate 2, "everything is cancelled. Hotel bar"? #GOP2012

— Luke Russert (@LukeRussert) August 27, 2012

Ha! Have one for us, y’all!

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/08/27/republican-national-convention-convenes-on-scene-pics-russert-reports-hotel-bar-a-hit/