The Republican ticket hits the campaign trail After John McCain's acceptance speech capped the Republican National Convention, McCain and his running mate Sarah Palin are taking the Republican message to Wisconsin, Michigan and elsewhere before the general election. Midday examines this past week's convention and the political road ahead.11:00 a.m.
Steven Smith: Director of the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy at Washington University in St. Louis.
McCain promises change in Washington Republican presidential nominee John McCain accepted his party's nomination Thursday night, boasting his reputation as a maverick and telling delegates he'll be an agent of change in Washington if elected president. Midday broadcasts his acceptance speech.12:00 p.m.