Not to worry. Fifty-five 70-inch television monitors will dot the hall, and two 6-foot-by-6-foot "video walls" will flank the podium.
Balloons may be a different matter. Nothing in the Constitution requires a cascade of red-white-and-blue balloons but they have become a fixture at conventions.
Dole, in a quickie inspection of the convention center this spring, worried that the 27 1/2-foot high ceiling would not be conducive to a balloon drop. The ceiling at the United Center in Chicago, where the Democrats will hold their convention, is 136 feet.
William Greener III, the Republican convention manager, declined to say whether there will a balloon drop come Aug. 16, the final day of the convention.