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Giuliani to give keynote at GOP convention
Associated Press ^ | August 20, 2008 | Liz Sidoti

Posted on 08/20/2008 11:19:49 AM PDT by Dukes Travels

WASHINGTON - Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani will give the keynote address at the Republican National Convention next month and Democrat-turned-independent Sen. Joe Lieberman also will take center stage at the GOP gathering.

John McCain's vanquished Republican primary rivals — and a slew of potential McCain running mates — also have speaking roles at the four-day gathering in St. Paul, Minn.

President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, first lady Laura Bush, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lieberman, who was the Democratic vice presidential nominee in 2000 and is said to be under consideration for the same role with McCain, will open the convention on Monday, Sept. 1, with speeches that focus on service.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 2008rncconvention; convention; guiliani; keynote; mccain; ny2008; rncconvention; rudy
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1 posted on 08/20/2008 11:19:49 AM PDT by Dukes Travels
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To: Dukes Travels

GoPuke Party holds convention.

yawwn.. (moderately)


2 posted on 08/20/2008 11:21:26 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE toll-free tip hotline 1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRget!!!)
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To: Dukes Travels

“Giuliani to give keynote at GOP convention”

Yes because he’s really representative of the G.O.P.

(sarcasm)

(God Zell Miller was better than Julie Annie)


3 posted on 08/20/2008 11:21:40 AM PDT by Grunthor (A government big enough to give you what you want, is powerful enough to take it away)
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To: Dukes Travels
Love is in the air....


4 posted on 08/20/2008 11:22:19 AM PDT by avacado
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To: Dukes Travels
Let's see, Guiliani gives the keynote speech, Lieberman also is going to give a speech and the Republican nominee is John McCain.

Yep, it is completely a RINO party! Let the RINO’s have their fun without me.

5 posted on 08/20/2008 11:23:07 AM PDT by MBB1984
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To: Dukes Travels

For the life of me, I just don’t understand why people make a big deal out of who speaks at the convention.


6 posted on 08/20/2008 11:23:26 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: Dukes Travels
Lookout!!! It's a RINO stampede!!!


7 posted on 08/20/2008 11:24:06 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Dukes Travels

Very interesting. I would have thought this guy had vanished from the face of the earth . . . he’s been completely out of the public eye for months.


8 posted on 08/20/2008 11:29:10 AM PDT by Alberta's Child (I'm out on the outskirts of nowhere . . . with ghosts on my trail, chasing me there.)
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To: Dukes Travels

Shouldn’t there be a “Barf Alert!” appended to the title?

I mean, I’m just asking...


9 posted on 08/20/2008 11:29:11 AM PDT by papasmurf (This space left blank intentionly.)
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To: Dukes Travels

Actually, I think Guiliani is an excellent choice for the Keynote. He is well liked by moderates, independants and even some democrats.

Three groups McCain will need in November.

Who does Obama have that can counter Guiliani and Lieberman?

Hagel? As McCain continues to do well, look for Hagel to try to return to the GOP party.


10 posted on 08/20/2008 11:37:57 AM PDT by proudpapa (McCain '08)
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To: Grunthor
Let me make a principled argument as to why I believe you are wrong.

A good Lieberman speech could change the calculus of this election. Lieberman doesn't speak like Zell Miller, with the cadences of a Baptist preacher. When Zell speaks, his intensity can be scary if he is saying something inflammatory. Lieberman has this hangdog, aw-shucks manner of speaking that is disarming but which permits him to say the most inflammatory things without generating fear.

So imagine a speech in which Joe Lieberman indicts his old party, but not its rank-and-file members. It is a sorrowful, "The Democratic Party has lost its way," kind of speech. Imagine ending the speech with a series of inflammatory applause lines delivered in his aw-shucks manner. "The Democratic Party believes in fill-in-the blank, but not fill-in-the-other-blank." For example, "The Democratic Party believes in the United Nations, but not the United States." A good speech by a man leaving his old party -- because it left him first -- could turn into a genuine media event.

11 posted on 08/20/2008 11:40:48 AM PDT by Publius (Another Republican for Obama -- NOT!!)
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To: Publius

WGAS about Liebermann, I was talking about Julie Annie.


12 posted on 08/20/2008 11:41:57 AM PDT by Grunthor (A government big enough to give you what you want, is powerful enough to take it away)
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To: KC_Conspirator

In fact, why do we care who we elect to represent us to pass laws and tax us?

Pro-Abortion Republican National Convention:
Joe Lieberman, Rudy Giuliani, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Laura Bush


13 posted on 08/20/2008 11:43:40 AM PDT by donna (Pro-Abortion Republican National Convention - Lieberman, Giuliani, Schwarzenegger. Laura)
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To: proudpapa

Mayor Guiliani hates the UnAmerican Democrat Party, hope he rips them like he did in his speech last year....he threatened the State Dept Dims....saying the era of anti-Americanism must end!


14 posted on 08/20/2008 11:43:54 AM PDT by roses of sharon (SAVE YOUR GAS RECIEPTS, SEND TO PELOSI!)
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To: Publius

Has there ever been someone who ascended as high as Lieberman (VP nominee) to defect and cross over so quick (just 8 years?)


15 posted on 08/20/2008 11:45:00 AM PDT by AbeKrieger (Nobama.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Guilianni. Lieberman. Ah-nold.

When Rudy is the most conservative, you know the RINOs are in control.


16 posted on 08/20/2008 11:47:37 AM PDT by rightinthemiddle (The Mainstream Media Controls Our Party. Go, RINOS!)
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To: Dukes Travels

I can’t believe the guy responsible for Harry Reid being Majority Leader is speaking at “our” convention.


17 posted on 08/20/2008 11:48:42 AM PDT by rightinthemiddle (The Mainstream Media Controls Our Party. Go, RINOS!)
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To: KC_Conspirator
For the life of me, I just don’t understand why people make a big deal out of who speaks at the convention.

Just another thing to hold against McCain, I suppose. Rudy is one of the top speakers the GOP has and has huge star power. Seems like the most logical choice. If he were the VP pick, I could understand people being spun up. But keynote speaker is the perfect role for Rudy.

18 posted on 08/20/2008 11:49:40 AM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I will have a pedicure scheduled for that night. Will have to see what else needs done for all the other nights....toilet bowl cleaning for sure.


19 posted on 08/20/2008 11:50:38 AM PDT by sheana
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To: donna

You forgot pro-life George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, John McCain...


20 posted on 08/20/2008 11:51:05 AM PDT by impeachedrapist
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To: roses of sharon; proudpapa
Mayor Guiliani hates the UnAmerican Democrat Party, hope he rips them like he did in his speech last year....he threatened the State Dept Dims....saying the era of anti-Americanism must end!

Yea right!

He hates them so much he agrees with their positions on the following:

1. Gays
2. Abortion
3. Global Warming
4. Taxes half of the time


And I am sure other people can add to the list.

I am not moving left so I can stomach this guy, I will leave it to you.
21 posted on 08/20/2008 11:51:37 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (GOP: If you reward bad behavior all you get is more bad behavior.)
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To: rightinthemiddle

I don’t see Ted Stevens or Trent Lott on the agenda.


22 posted on 08/20/2008 11:52:25 AM PDT by rwilson99 (Barrack Obama... more in common with Archie Bunker than Tiger Woods)
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To: roses of sharon; Publius; proudpapa; KC_Conspirator

I think Giuliani will give a heckuva speech. And I’m quite happy to see him slotted for a prime speaking role, as that means he is now officially NOT a candidate for VPOTUS.


23 posted on 08/20/2008 11:53:02 AM PDT by impeachedrapist
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To: donna
Heck Donna, there's a whole slew of pro-lifers lined up to speak. Why did you only focus on a couple of aborters?

Most of McCain's other former primary rivals will speak, including former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, ex-Sen. Fred Thompson of Tennessee, Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who also is mentioned as a potential vice presidential candidates.

At least eight others whose names have been mentioned as potential running mates also are to address the convention, including governors Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota, Charlie Crist of Florida, Sarah Palin of Alaska, Jon Huntsman of Utah, Bobby Jindal of Louisiana; former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge; Meg Whitman, the former chief executive and president of eBay, and Carly Fiorina, the former chairwoman and chief executive of Hewlett-Packard Co.

24 posted on 08/20/2008 11:54:59 AM PDT by impeachedrapist
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To: rwilson99

At least those guys don’t caucus with the Democrats in the Senate.


25 posted on 08/20/2008 11:55:20 AM PDT by rightinthemiddle (The Mainstream Media Controls Our Party. Go, RINOS!)
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To: AbeKrieger
Aaron Burr tried making a home in the Federalist Party after Jefferson dumped him as VP. However, his killing of Hamilton in a duel finished off his political career. Even so, the political parties of that era were nothing like our modern parties.

John Calhoun served as VP under both Jake Adams and Jackson, but again that was a different era.

John Tyler started out as a Democrat, switched to the Whigs to run with Harrison, and then upon becoming president began acting like a Democrat again. Henry Clay read him out of the party. His last public effort was to attempt to usurp Lincoln in hosting a peace conference right after the South seceded.

Both Martin van Buren and Millard Fillmore led minor party tickets years after their presidencies were finished.

Theodore Roosevelt attempted to come back to power as a Bull Moose.

It's a very small list.

26 posted on 08/20/2008 11:56:29 AM PDT by Publius (Another Republican for Obama -- NOT!!)
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To: Always Right
Rudy is one of the top speakers the GOP has and has huge star power. Seems like the most logical choice. If he were the VP pick, I could understand people being spun up. But keynote speaker is the perfect role for Rudy.

Well said. And let's not forget that McCain is trying to highlight the gaping chasm between him and The One in experience in dealing with national security matters. Think that might have factored into this decision just a wee bit? :)

27 posted on 08/20/2008 11:57:53 AM PDT by impeachedrapist
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To: SoConPubbie

LOL, the Mayor has been campaigning for very conservative pols (since l998 here in my state).

Pro gun and pro life.

He soooo obviously is not an enemy.


28 posted on 08/20/2008 12:02:45 PM PDT by roses of sharon (SAVE YOUR GAS RECIEPTS, SEND TO PELOSI!)
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To: Dukes Travels

What will he be wearing?


29 posted on 08/20/2008 12:04:44 PM PDT by E. Cartman (John McCain: The Livia Soprano of the US Senate)
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To: impeachedrapist

Just at the very moment the next generation hints at turning its back on abortion, the Republican Party wants to be “inclusive”. Excuse me if I puke on your shoes.


30 posted on 08/20/2008 12:06:43 PM PDT by donna (Pro-Abortion Republican National Convention - Lieberman, Giuliani, Schwarzenegger. Laura)
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To: Always Right

We still live in a dangerous world, and Rudy is one able to really articulate this. Also, this is interesting:

“It looks like the designated attacker on the issue of Obama’s foreign policy adviser going to Syria will be none other than Rudy Giuliani.

“As we reported below, the McCain campaign has been planning to make an issue out of a new report in the New York Sun saying that the adviser, Daniel Kurtzer, provided advice to the Syrian government last month. Now comes this release from the McCain campaign:

“Senator John McCain’s presidential campaign will hold a press conference call with former New York City Mayor, Rudy Giuliani and Randy Scheunemann, McCain 2008 Senior Foreign Policy Adviser to discuss reports that an Obama campaign Middle East adviser was recently in Damascus for meetings with Syrian officials.”

http://tpmelectioncentral.talkingpointsmemo.com/2008/08/new_rudy_rollout_begins.php


31 posted on 08/20/2008 12:10:59 PM PDT by keepitreal ("I'm Barack Obama and I approve this message. . . until I don't.")
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To: proudpapa
I agree completely, papa.

The reflex is to dismiss anything and anyone that does not subscribe 100% to conservative dogma.

We have no idea what Giuliani has to say but the obligatory posts of Rhino's schtupping Rhinos are posted.

32 posted on 08/20/2008 12:11:06 PM PDT by sofaman (Obama "Inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity & gifted with an egotistical imagination")
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To: donna

You mean like you’re turning your back on the stunning array of pro-life speakers at the GOP convention? Heck, even going so far as to promote the aborters in your tagline!

I don’t think you’re concerned about pro-life policies or all the progress that’s been made in that regard these past 7 1/2 years. I think you’re just interested in making noise and throwing a fit.


33 posted on 08/20/2008 12:12:32 PM PDT by impeachedrapist
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To: donna
Hey Donna, when you take a breath and wipe the vomit from your lips, look who else was just announced as speaking at the convention!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2065056/posts

Gonna add him to your tagline? How about Thompson? Huckabee? Pawlenty?

34 posted on 08/20/2008 12:17:11 PM PDT by impeachedrapist
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To: impeachedrapist; Jim Robinson; All

I think you are not a conservative.

Are there any conservatives to talk to on FR?


35 posted on 08/20/2008 12:19:18 PM PDT by donna (Pro-Abortion Republican National Convention - Lieberman, Giuliani, Schwarzenegger. Laura)
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To: donna

I take it running to the Boss is your way of admitting your got your buns kicked in a cyberdebate? LOL.

Note to self: Remove Donna from Christmas card list


36 posted on 08/20/2008 12:20:43 PM PDT by impeachedrapist
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To: sheana

I will be busy with my usual routine that night: getting drunk and cutting my own hair, then playing my ukulele.
By the time the bottle is empty I’m ready to hunt for a bull raccoon in the back yard who has been taunting me.


37 posted on 08/20/2008 12:22:37 PM PDT by tumblindice (Pootie-poot ya free-bootin' lootin' sunny beach..........)
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To: Alberta's Child

If you turned your TV on you might have noticed Rudy appearing on just about every channel on a regular basis.


38 posted on 08/20/2008 12:22:48 PM PDT by Carley
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To: impeachedrapist

Lieberman thinks it is okay to suck the brains out of babies being born.

Is that someone you want to listen to? Is that someone you want to represent you to the world?

Lieberman has such “good character” that partnered up with Algore!

Are there any limits to what you will accept?

That your liberal moral code back to the Democrat Party.


39 posted on 08/20/2008 12:25:37 PM PDT by donna (Pro-Abortion Republican National Convention - Lieberman, Giuliani, Schwarzenegger. Laura)
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To: donna

Perhaps you’re still busy dry heaving, so I’ll patiently wait for you to address my earlier questions. :-)

Unless of course I was correct and you really don’t give a hoot about pro-life concerns and just wanna throw a hissyfit.


40 posted on 08/20/2008 12:27:25 PM PDT by impeachedrapist
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To: impeachedrapist
I take it running to the Boss is your way of admitting your got your buns kicked in a cyberdebate? LOL.

Note to self: Remove Donna from Christmas card list

Thank goodness the Pro-Abortion Republican National Convention wasn't organized when Jesus was born.

41 posted on 08/20/2008 12:29:51 PM PDT by donna (Pro-Abortion Republican National Convention - Lieberman, Giuliani, Schwarzenegger. Laura)
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To: impeachedrapist

You’re a liberal plant. Bug off.


42 posted on 08/20/2008 12:31:01 PM PDT by donna (Pro-Abortion Republican National Convention - Lieberman, Giuliani, Schwarzenegger. Laura)
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To: donna

43 posted on 08/20/2008 12:34:12 PM PDT by impeachedrapist
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To: impeachedrapist; Jim Robinson

Just a liberal plant trashing a conservative thread on FR.


44 posted on 08/20/2008 12:36:18 PM PDT by donna (Pro-Abortion Republican National Convention - Lieberman, Giuliani, Schwarzenegger. Laura)
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To: donna

So now a thread about Giuliani speaking at the GOP convention is a conservative thread? Well wonderful! So why are you being such a whiny !*@&)#$?

How about Jindal? Are you gonna include Bobby Jindal in your tagline?


45 posted on 08/20/2008 12:38:20 PM PDT by impeachedrapist
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To: Dukes Travels

I still love Rudy.

Good move.


46 posted on 08/20/2008 12:42:36 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When He rolls up His sleeves, He ain't just puttin' on the Ritz)
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To: impeachedrapist

Anyone who attends the Pro-Abortion Republican National Convention organized by John McCain agrees that pro-abortion baby killers represent their beliefs.

They are the new Republican Party, covered with the blood of babies.


47 posted on 08/20/2008 1:09:57 PM PDT by donna (Pro-Abortion Republican National Convention - Lieberman, Giuliani, Schwarzenegger. Laura)
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To: SoConPubbie

“He hates them so much he agrees with their postitions on the following: gays, global warming, abortion, taxes half the time”

He probably hates them because of their weak positions on foreign policy and national security. Probably because of what he experienced on 9/11 in NYC. Maybe he will talk up those subjects at the convention which are really important.
Just guessing.


48 posted on 08/20/2008 1:16:08 PM PDT by Stephanie32
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To: KC_Conspirator

“For the life of me, I just don’t understand why people make a big deal out of who speaks at the convention.”

I’m mostly interested in listening to the speeches of the presidential nominee and the VP nominee.


49 posted on 08/20/2008 1:18:49 PM PDT by Stephanie32
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To: KC_Conspirator

Because people watch television.


50 posted on 08/20/2008 1:21:48 PM PDT by firebrand
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