UP: Wisconsin GOP. Tropical Storm Isaac threatens to steal the show, but Wisconsin's Republican contingent - including Gov. Scott Walker, vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan and party chairman Reince Priebus - remain the stars of the GOP national convention in Tampa. Being on the side of the only governor in U.S. history to survive a recall election goes a long way.
DOWN: Free speech. Wisconsin Capitol Police Chief David Erwin, who came on board in July, announces he will soon strictly enforce new rules requiring permits for gatherings and protests at the state Capitol.