TAMPA -- The Republican National Convention -- finally -- gets under way tonight with a packed slate of speakers including Ann Romney and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

The Fix previewed the speakers you need to keep an eye tonight earlier today but what would a Republican convention be if we couldn't offer our stream-of-consciousness take on the proceedings?

Below is our live-tweeting of the night's festivities.  Think of it as Mystery Science Theater 3000 for politics. And, you can always follow us on @TheFix, @FixAaron and @FixSean.