Skip to comments.Exclusive: Obama to include Republicans in hard-hitting convention
Posted on 08/10/2012 7:34:26 AM PDT by cotton1706
Advisers to President Barack Obama are scripting a Democratic National Convention featuring several Republicans in a prime-time appeal to independents and planning a blistering portrayal of Mitt Romney as a heartless aristocrat who would devastate the American middle class, Democratic sources tell POLITICO.
According to convention planning documents, the three-night convention in Charlotte, N.C., early next month will seek to [e]xpose Mitt Romney as someone who doesnt understand middle class challenges while also burnishing the Presidents image as someone whose life story is about fighting for middle class Americans and those working to get into the middle class.
Each night of the convention will include a star turn for what planners call real people for instance, an auto worker whose job was saved, a student who benefited from college loans and an entrepreneur fueled by federal research-and-development funds.
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Richard Lugar Christie Todd Whitman Jeb Bush can speak at both conventions to be bipartisan Charlie Crist (ex and bitter republican) Lincoln Chafee (ex republican) Arlen Specter (ex and always bitter republican) John Huntsman John McCain can speak at both conventions to be bipartisan John Paul Stevens Sandra Day O'Connor Jim Jeffords (ex republican) Michael Bloomberg (was republican only to get elected) Dede Scozzafava (ex republican) Colin Powell (republican when convenient) Bob Dole can read Gerald Ford's book "After I'm gone"
Most obvious choice: Lisa “CINO” Murkowski
Joe Scarborough, with Mika by his side.
Yeah, that’s the ticket.
The only two names they throw out are Sen Chuck Hagel and Sen John Warner (who is about 90). Although I never heard Warner spout any support of Obama.
Oh, yeah. Forgot about Lisa. And of course her Dad!
I’m guessing the “Republicans” will actually be life-long, Democrat, liberal political activists, like the seminar callers to Rush Limbaugh, and not any actual elected officials. While Romney is better than Obama, he is firmly in the Christine Todd Whitman-Charlie Crist camp.
Chafee, Specter, Huntsman, Jeffords, Bloomberg, et al have already made their non-Republican status famous before the selection of Romney; not that I’d be surprised to see one of them speak, but they are not who this is referring to.
There has never been a convention that was so devoid of a possitive message that they had to resort to personal character assassination and demonizing of the opposing party and candidate. This could very well backfire on them among so-called independents.
There has never been a convention that was so devoid of a positive message that they had to resort to personal character assassination and demonizing of the opposing party and candidate. This could very well backfire on them among so-called independents.
Don’t forget the special guest speaker:
Oh, Hagel and Warner would definitely love to speak. Good picks!
Devastating the American middle class is Ubamugabe's job.
I forgot George Voinovich. He can bring his kids so he can worry about them. He can be assisted in crying by Mike DeWhine!
Hate is a very powerful political tool, and the RATs are master hate-mongers.
If Romney somehow survives and wins it truly will be a miracle.
Nice to see Boehner, McConnell and Lindsey Graham will have a place to speak.
“but they are not who this is referring to”
Oh, I known that. But’s it’s always fun to remember their betrayals!
I think I’ll be going TV and Internet free the week of the Democrat convention, or else I’ll just get my blood pressure up screaming at the idiots on the screen. If I want to watch socialist propaganda I’ll pull up old recordings of Hitler, Stalin or Mao. At least they were a bit entertaining...
The local rag's been featuring her whining opinions about the lack of Kumbaya in DC.
Olympia Snowe and her co-hort Susan Collins. We musn’t forget McCains ever present eunuch Graham.
This is an obvious and pathetic attempt at making their own Zell Miller “With what, Spitballs?!” moment.
I hope which ever RINOs that attend the Democratic National Convention have given up all hopes of continuing a career in elected politics. They can look forward to the same political future that Charlie Crist has had.
How about John Roberts?
I’d think also... William Weld, who back 0bama in ‘08.. along with Colin Powell, Michael Smerconish and Chris Buckley.
Hagel, maybe.. but I highly doubt John Warner would lower himself to that level.
I bet Romney will include some token Republicans too.
“Colon” Powell, “Sorry Charlie” Crist, Chuck Hagel...
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