The United States Republican Party Convention begins today in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Texas Governor George W. Bush will be officially nominated by his party to be its candidate in this November’s presidential election.
The Convention will also showcase Bush’s chosen running-mate, former Defense Secretary, Dick Cheney.
The convention is being carefully stage-managed for maximum media effect. General Colin Powell will address the convention on Monday night, Senator John McCain will speak on Tuesday, and Cheney will speak on Wednesday night.
Bush will not arrive in Philadelphia until Wednesday and will address the delegates on Thursday night.