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A Mystery Speaker At The Republican National Convention?
TalkingSides.com ^ | 08/28/12 | CaroleL

Posted on 08/28/2012 8:03:10 AM PDT by CaroleL

The storm shortened Republican National Convention gets down to business today but there may be a major surprise planned for this carefully scripted and otherwise pre-announced event. According to the newly released convention schedule, a speaker listed only as 'To Be Announced' will deliver his or her remarks to the delegates and a national television audience on Thursday night.

The mystery speaker's slot is right before Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida) is set to introduce the by then newly nominated Mitt Romney whose acceptance speech will end the evening and the convention.

With seemingly all of the big Romney surrogates already in their places on the schedule, it's hard to imagine that 'To Be Announced' is anyone already publicly in the Romney camp. And given, the Romney campaign's careful (some say too careful) planning and implementation of its strategies, it's doubtful that 'To Be Announced' will be some wildcard added to the schedule for dramatic effect.

One other potential hint: since the two known speakers on Thursday night's schedule (Rubio and Romney) are sure to fill most of the major networks' primetime coverage, it's probably a safe bet that the remarks of 'To Be Announced' will be brief and that rules out any true politician.

So who's left? It could be an inane scripted moment (think Donald Trump telling Governor Romney "You're hired!") Or it could be a heartwarming appearance by former First Lady Nancy Reagan. Maybe it will be an unexpected endorsement of the Romney/Ryan ticket from a well-known (and now former) Obama supporter. Or a group of former Obama supporters like those featured in the new Citizens United documentary The Hope and the Change.

We'll just have to wait and watch.


TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: gop; rnc; romney

1 posted on 08/28/2012 8:03:18 AM PDT by CaroleL
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To: CaroleL

Hmmmm....Maybe that’s why Joe Biden is going down to Florida? He’s one the best speakers for the Republicans even though it is a bit hard sometimes to understand him with his foot in his mouth.


2 posted on 08/28/2012 8:07:26 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: CaroleL

Sarah Palin? Flown in by Trump


3 posted on 08/28/2012 8:07:35 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: CaroleL

Sarah Palin?

Flown in and introduced by Trump


4 posted on 08/28/2012 8:09:32 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: CaroleL

Two words: Reagan. Hologram.

;-)


5 posted on 08/28/2012 8:10:57 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: CaroleL

Scott Walker?

Unless GOP-E sends in Scott With the Truck to try to win a few leftist votes.....


6 posted on 08/28/2012 8:12:13 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: CaroleL

If I take a wild guess, it’s Newt Gingrich.


7 posted on 08/28/2012 8:19:19 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: CaroleL

Hope it’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio just to be able to watch the political establishment talking heads explode. Can you imagine Chris Matthew’s reaction to merely a rumor of this?


8 posted on 08/28/2012 8:20:01 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Kartographer

“Hmmmm....Maybe that’s why Joe Biden is going down to Florida?”

Biden has cancelled his trip to Tampa.


9 posted on 08/28/2012 8:22:08 AM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (I wanna start a Seniors' Motor Scooter Gang. Wanna join?)
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To: CaroleL

Perhaps Captain Gene Cernan.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene_Cernan


10 posted on 08/28/2012 8:22:22 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: silverleaf

Sarah Palin is already there, been giving interviews for the past two days....

I would guess it would be her as well to solidify the Tea Party vote and blunt the “war on women” call from the Demoncrats.......

Would be quite a slap in the face to McLame who was NOT invited to talk...heck, even Crazy Gramdpa was invited to talk...LOL


11 posted on 08/28/2012 8:25:11 AM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: silverleaf

“Sarah Palin?

Flown in and introduced by Trump”

This would liven things up! :-) I would LOVE to see that!


12 posted on 08/28/2012 8:25:27 AM PDT by MNGal
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To: CaroleL
Although it won't happen, my suggestion would be Lt. Col. Allen West! The Congressman from Florida has served his country honorably in the military and defended attacks on freedom both at home and abroad.

He can fire up a crowd, and has all the credentials from which to address a large voting group which may tune out the trivial and shallow Trump and other assorted spokesmen for Republicans.

Further, his unique and in-depth study of America's Founding ideas, and his likewise in-depth understanding of the ideology of those who would like to destroy America qualify him immensely for speaking out on behalf of real liberty.

13 posted on 08/28/2012 8:26:02 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: CaroleL

RUSH HUDSON LIMBAUGH III


14 posted on 08/28/2012 8:27:36 AM PDT by King_Corey (www.kingcorey.com -- OpenCarry.org)
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise

Yeah, but did anyone bother telling Joe?


15 posted on 08/28/2012 8:31:24 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: King_Corey

That would be a great choice! Dem heads would be exploding all over the country!


16 posted on 08/28/2012 8:31:36 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: Kartographer

Independent Joe Lieberman to counter Charley Crist.


17 posted on 08/28/2012 8:33:19 AM PDT by kenmcg (t)
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To: kenmcg

Lieberman or Palin I say are the best two guess, but I was real hoping it would be Obama’s Kenya Grandmother! ;-)


18 posted on 08/28/2012 8:37:02 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Wyatt's Torch

That’s actually a good idea!


19 posted on 08/28/2012 8:46:54 AM PDT by MachIV
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To: CaroleL

Bill and Hillary Clinton.


20 posted on 08/28/2012 9:04:52 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Semper Fi)
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To: CaroleL

Rev. Billy Graham


21 posted on 08/28/2012 9:19:02 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: CaroleL

Rev. Billy Graham


22 posted on 08/28/2012 9:19:01 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: CaroleL

Rev. Billy Graham


23 posted on 08/28/2012 9:19:07 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: CaroleL

Rev. Billy Graham


24 posted on 08/28/2012 9:19:07 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: CaroleL

Rev. Billy Graham


25 posted on 08/28/2012 9:19:14 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: CaroleL

Rev. Billy Graham


26 posted on 08/28/2012 9:19:14 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: CaroleL

Rev. Billy Graham


27 posted on 08/28/2012 9:19:25 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: CaroleL

Rev. Billy Graham


28 posted on 08/28/2012 9:20:10 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: CaroleL

Rev. Billy Graham


29 posted on 08/28/2012 9:20:10 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: stars & stripes forever

We get the “message”. Would be a good choice. . .we need spritual awakening for such a time as this. http://patburt.com/


30 posted on 08/28/2012 9:28:12 AM PDT by Maudeen (Proverbs 3:5-6)
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To: stars & stripes forever

We get the “message”. Would be a good choice. . .we need spritual awakening for such a time as this. http://patburt.com/


31 posted on 08/28/2012 9:28:12 AM PDT by Maudeen (Proverbs 3:5-6)
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To: Wyatt's Torch
Two words: Reagan. Hologram.

Was thinking the same thing.

32 posted on 08/28/2012 9:30:02 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: CaroleL

It’s McGovern. He’s seen the light!


33 posted on 08/28/2012 9:54:58 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise
Biden has cancelled his trip to Tampa.

Plugs vetoed the trip, saying he's spent enough time in North Carolina for this election season.

34 posted on 08/28/2012 10:00:57 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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