CONVENTION DIARY: Already heavy convention security grows even more weighty in Tampa
To enter the Tampa Convention Center, the temporary home of most reporters covering the Republican National Convention this week, you must run a gauntlet. While other political conventions in the post-9/11 era have featured tight security, the volume and repetitiveness of the security at this year’s GOP gathering is noticeable. It reflects the accumulation of knowledge from other similar events. “Over time, it may not be threat-driven , it just may be security-driven,” said former Secret Service agent Daniel Bongino.