Rocking the convention
Amos Rothstein of Lake Oswego is having the experience of a lifetime.
The Lakeridge High School alumnus served as a page at the Repuablican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., this week. He was selected for the position based on a resume that includes work on Allen Alleys campaign for state treasurer and support work for former Sen. Gordon Smiths legislative office.
The Republican convention is like the Sasquatch (music festival) or Burning Man of Republican politics, he said. People come out and its just really a time to be enthusiastic.
He said New Jersey Gov. Chris Christies speech Tuesday really brought it all together. He told it like it was and really made kind of an honest approach of what this campaign is going to be, just really attacking the economic issues. And that was good to see.
Rothstein is majoring in political science with minors in international relations and public relations at the University of Idaho. He plans to take the fall term off to volunteer for Republican swing state races but will return to school in the winter.