We're looking at the 2012 Republican National Convention, which wrapped up last night with a cast of speakers that included actor-director Clint Eastwood, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and of course GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

It remains to be seen whether the Romney-Ryan ticket will see a significant post-convention bounce, but the speeches over the past 3 days certainly stirred those in attendance in Tampa. We look at whether the gathering influenced swing voters and how Massachusetts has been (and will be) portrayed as Romney's record comes under scrutiny.


Charlie Chieppo, principal at Chieppo Strategies.

Tom Keane, former Boston city councilor and frequent contributor to the Boston Globe op-ed page.

Erin O'Brien, associate professor of political science at UMass Boston.