Talk about whiplash: A jarring turn at the Republican convention

Reality TV stars Sean Duffy and Rachel Campos-Duffy. AP file.

Reality TV stars Sean Duffy and Rachel Campos-Duffy. AP file.

Cleveland – Talk about whiplash. After tearful stories of lost children and tragedies overseas, homages to slain officers and rising politicians, the Republican National Convention pivoted to a pair of reality TV stars who bantered lightly on stage.

Sean Duffy and Rachel Campos-Duffy, who met on “The Real World,” joked back-and-forth on stage about rules for raising their eight children. (“No teenage boys in your room!” “No private servers in your basement!”)

After more than two hours of mostly downcast speeches, the RNC was in needed of a softer touch. Yet the turnabout was a bit jarring.

Read more of our coverage: Monday night at the RNC: A stage for firebrands


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