After weather delays, the 2012 Republican National Convention will really get underway today with speeches from the likes of Chris Christie, Rick Santorum, and Ann Romney. This morning, YouTube is reminding us that we can watch all of the speeches (plus backstage coverage) live on their GOP Convention channel.
The GOP Convention channel is an arm of YouTube’s Elections Hub, which they just debuted last week. The Elections Hub features reporting from The New York Times, Univision, Al Jazeera, the Wall Street Journal, ABC, and more – and will eventually feature live streams of the Presidential debates as well.
But tonight, it’s all about the GOP. You can live stream every word from the featured speakers from now until Mitt Romney’s (highly likely) acceptance speech on Thursday night.
You can visit the GOP Convention page while you wait for live coverage to begin. It features, “did you know”-style facts, conversation boards, highlights from Twitter and Google+, as well as photos, videos, and bios of the featured speakers.
Of course, YouTube isn’t playing favorites with the GOP. Starting September 4th, you can watch all of the action from the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. That live coverage will run all the way up to President Obama’s speech at the Bank of America Stadium on the 6th.
Tonight, you can watch House Speaker John Boehner, former candidate Rick Santorum, and RNC Chairman Reince Priebus around the 7pm hour. At 8, you can catch New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayottte and Republican Governors Nikki Haley, Scott Walker, and Brian Sandoval.
Possible first lady Ann Romney is scheduled to go on around 10, and in that hour we’ll also hear from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.