CLEVELAND – Yesterday, on Day Two of the Republican National Convention, Delegates, Alternate Delegates, their guests, and the media personally witnessed the rebirth of the Republican Party.

I was interviewed by a journalist from Switzerland’s RTI who asked me if I was concerned that the Bush and Romney families were absent from the Convention. I explained that the shift we are witnessing represents a changing of the guard, and the invitation is always open to Republican families like the Bushes. Republicans are expanding the tent in a political movement that many are calling ‘Trumped.’

What we are really watching unfold is what I am calling a much wider Republican Renaissance that began in 2010, and I’m even more delighted that it began politically at the most local level possible, which is precisely how the Republican Party began in Wisconsin in 1854.

But prior to that confirmation at the convention, at breakfast for the Pennsylvania Delegation, we received a special unanticipated visit from Donald Trump, Jr., who shared his childhood memories of attending a boarding school in Pennsylvania, attending the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and even suggested that he probably spent more time in Pennsylvania in his youth than in New York.

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Author: Monica Morrill is a member of the Pennsylvania Delegation. She is a Geographer focusing on government regulation and policies. She co-authored the book BETRAYED: The Shocking True Story of Extortion 17 as told by a Navy SEAL’s Father. Ms. Morrill is also a contributor to SFPPR News & Analysis.