Wednesday was the third day of the Republican National Convention. Rick Scott, Scott Walker, Ted Cruz (who did not endorse Trump), Marco Rubio, and other dudes who wished it was there convention finally appeared. Social media continued to watch, mouth agape, as the 2016 RNC continued to break all historical norms. We will update this as the night goes on:
The day began with some lesser known figures taking the podium.
Excitement built as the proceedings got underway.
Florida Governor and Skeletor impersonator Rick Scott got things started off with a grimace.
Radio host Laura Ingraham kicked the tires a bit.
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi fed some red meat to gun lovers.
Scott Walker impressed everyone by not using a teleprompter, though many remained bored:
Finally, it was time for possible human/lizard hybrid Ted Cruz to take the stage:
Cruz tried to have his Reagan '76 moment at the end, refusing to endorse Trump and hopefully setting himself up for 2020. Delegates were unhappy:
Following Cruz, Eric Trump tried to get things back on track in the smarmiest way he could:
Newt Gingrich took it down a few notches:
Gingrich tried to convince the crowd that Cruz, by not endorsing Trump, had meant to endorse Trump:
VP nominee and Cotton Hill lookalike Mike Pence finished things off with an aw-shucks speech that was relatively sane, if a bit robotic: