Now Playing at Reason.tv: Matt Welch Welcomes You to the RNC and Asks, "Which McCain Will Show Up?"


reason Editor in Chief Matt Welch, author of the indispensable McCain: The Myth of a Maverick, files his first video dispatch from the Republican National Convention in Minnesota's Twin Cities.

The bellicose Sen. John McCain has secured the GOP nod for the White House by improbably appealing to anti-war independents. Can the man who called for "rogue-state rollback" years before George W. Bush invaded Iraq win the hearts and minds of social conservatives? Can he maintain the affections of independents and crossover Dems? Click below to watch Matt Welch lay out the context of this week's political spectacle.