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2004 RNC - New York City: Day 1

Members of the Texas delegation show off their hats at the convention, which opened with former New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) talking about leadership and strength. (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
Jan Ting, left, and Priscilla Rakestraw dance on opening night of the Republican National Convention at Madison Square Garden in New York. (Los Angeles Times)
Sen. John McCain of Arizona called President Bush “a leader who will keep us moving forward even if it is easier to rest.” (Los Angeles Times)
“We’ll see an end to global terrorism,” former New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani told the crowd. “I can see it. I believe it. I know it will happen.” (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, left , and New York Gov. George Pataki shake hands as Pataki’s wife, Elizabeth, waves. (Los Angeles Times)
Former President George Bush and wife, Barbara, greet the crowd during the opening of the RNC. (Los Angeles Times)
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani greets delegates. (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
Gerry Parsky shakes hands with former California Governor Pete Wilson after representing California during the roll call. (Los Angeles Times)
Boxing promoter Don King at the Republican National Convention. (Los Angeles Times)
Vice President Dick Cheney greets supporters at the Republican National Convention. (Los Angeles Times)
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg addresses the crowd. (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
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