Lunch Buffet

I’m about to head home to Cali this afternoon, and am doing a poor job taking advantage of a last opportunity to consume tasty but unhealthy food (though there is always the Atlanta airport). But here are a few deep-fried news treats:

* San Antonio mayor Julian Castro announced as keynote speaker for Democratic National Convention. Sometimes conventions have two or three “keynote addresses,” but this sounds like the real deal.

* Obama gives 5k to own campaign. Any fundraiser will tell you that donors don’t want to contribute to campaign where the candidate has no financial skin in the game.

* Buddy Roemer figures out way to get media attention: predicting Mitt won’t pick fellow-Louisianan Bobby Jindal.

* A bit of a journalistic museum relic: a story about the “revolt of the moderates” in the GOP.

* Lautenberg and McCarthy introduce bill banning online ammo sales.

And in quasi-non-political news:

* Buzzfeed profiles top five Tampa strip joints expecting big business from those god-fearing Republican convention delegates.

Back after a break to pack for trip home.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.