Skip to comments.Huckabee, McCain, Condi to headline GOP convention
Posted on 08/06/2012 8:37:31 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
It appears that the GOP convention will feature a lot of Republican governors as speakers. This is in keeping with Romney's campaign which is selling the candidate as a competent, experienced leader willing to deal with the other side to solve our problems.
But I will guarantee you it won't sell with a lot of the conservative base.
Tampa Bay Times:
Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Sen. John McCain and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice are among seven headline speakers announced today for the Republican National Convention in Tampa.
The first look at featured speakers also includes South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez.
The keynote speaker and others will be named closer to the Aug. 27-30 event, Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus said in announcing the headliners, whom he called "some of our party's brightest stars, who have governed and led effectively and admirably in their respective roles."
"Ours will be a world-class convention, worthy of the next president of the United States, and these speakers -- and those that will be announced later -- will help make it a truly memorable and momentous event," Priebus said.
The RNC did not say what day or time any of the headliners would appear at the Forum, where former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will officially become the 2012 Republican presidential nominee.
Romney has not named his vice presidential running mate, though that person will get a prime-time speaking slot. Noticeably absent from the headliner list are several VP contenders: former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.
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Also absent -- Rick Santorum, Sarah Palin, and anyone the base would consider a strong conservative. And, there will apparently be no Ron Paul appearance, which disrespects the two ends of the GOP.
I’m already falling asleep.
McCain is a loser and a traitor to the conservative cause.
Condi Rice is a social liberal, aka RINO.
Keynote will be a RINO.
Count on it.
I know the headline is misleading by only naming McCain, Huck and Condi, but the idea that our biggest stars are people from the past is crazy. We have elected a slew of total bad-asses in the past few years (and not just hard core conservatives). We have Christie, Rubio, Lee, Toomey, West, so many other Senators, governors, and congressman. To ‘headline’ with McCain Huck and Condi is crazy.
Palin would completely steal the show.......and they full-well know it. Can’t have that, now, can we....
Sure can’t have someone as “polarizing” as a Sarah Palin, donchaknow.
All those three wouldn’t make a decent conservative if you put them all in a blender and mixed them up and then drained off the liberalism/progressivism.... Heck you wouldn’t even get a shot glass full of middle right conservatism...
They won't be thinking that for much longer.
Now there is a winning combo. NOT!!
Three more reasons not to watch.
[To headline with McCain, Huck and Condi is crazy.]
It is a poke in the eye to the Tea Party.
When the party is PROGRESSIVE and the leadership is PROGRESSIVE and the candidate is PROGRESSIVE, then when those that speak at “THEIR” convention are all PROGRESSIVE... what you are left with are PROGRESSIVES.
Two big mistakes, alienate the conservatives.
Theres not one of the GOP candidates from the 2012 primary...
Besides Sanctorum and Paul, wheres Newt, Parry, Cain, etc ???
The convention is usually a place to bring the party fractions back together to forgive and forget and rally around and behind the nominee...
Is Willard afraid of a 1976 Ronald Reagan moment ???
or a 1964 George Romney moment ???
I can’t wait to see how all the Ron Paul Acolytes treat old McLame. It would not surprise me if he gets booed in the middle of his speech.
It will be Conservatism for Dummies!
The GOP refuses to learn anything from their dismal past.
That’s why they are losing financial support from many who are now contributing to the tea party.
Yawn! ...Still looking for a reason to give.
"GOP, Romney to Tea Party: DROP DEAD!"
No thanks. I can’t watch McCain for more than 30 seconds without shooting the tv.
Worse. McCain is a traitor to America. He gave us Obama, on purpose. He literally threw the election, with malice of forethought.
The RINO's kicked our ass in the Primary, so they actually DO own the GOP.
I do not give a **** what any of these morons have to say about anything at all.
Look at the bright side.
The GOP may have just done what Zero, the Democratic party, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, et al., the Congress and the SCOTUS, the MSM and the entire federal, state and local bureaucratic apparatus couldn’t do:
Reunited Free Republic.
Always look on the bright side of life...
If life seems jolly rotten,
There’s something you’ve forgotten!
And that’s to laugh and smile and dance and sing,
When you’re feeling in the dumps,
Don’t be silly chumps,
Just purse your lips and whistle — that’s the thing!
And... always look on the bright side of life...
Will have to hope that is Shark Week or that there are some reruns of Hogan’s Heroes on someplace...
Very few conservatives will be watching the Elitist snob convention known as the GOP convention. Most conservatives attended the REAL conservative convention last week which was held at Chik-fil-A.
Will there be any Republicans there?
GOPe: Bargain bin band of retreads replaying one hit wonders.
They have the players and a playlist for a platinum CD and a sold out tour, but they refuse to put it together.
Time to change stations. Those old sharks have been jumped enough!
There’s always the cooking channel. Or cartoons. Or go to a Chick-fil-A.
Actually, if conservatives mobbed Chick-fil-As when the RINO’s speeches are scheduled it could send a message to the GOP.
LOL Zell Miller was a democrat and he was a better conservative speaker at a GOP convention than those 3 put together.
Oooo-—John McCrazy and Mike Huckaboob as featured speakers! Can’t you just feel the excitement already??
Where is the energy? Where is the excitement? Where is the youth and the young blood? Where are the risk takers? Wehre are the courageous?
The RINOs DO own the GOP. You’re voting for Mittens, right?
What a bunch of completely crappy nonsense. You have allowed RINO creep to distort your writing to total nonsense. I doubt if you could identify such a RINO as you have described if you met face to face on the street.
The Republican Party is composed of Republicans!
What, you’re saying Mittens isn’t a RINO and you’re voting for him?
Today’s Republican Party is as close to Ronald Reagan as today’s Democrat Party is to Henry “Scoop” Jackson.
No. I support Obama, just like you.
I don’t think the 3 of them together could keep awake an insomniac.
Romney will lose in November if this is the best the Pubs have to offer.
What I’m saying is that you don’t know what a RINO is.
Romney is or will be the nominee of the Republican party and is therefore unquestionably a Republican.
Yes, I will vote for him. He is first and foremost the only alternative to Obama. He won the Republican Primaries. All others besides Romney and Obama are merely pretend candidates.
The battle for the nominee is over. To exert Conservative influence and pressure, rather than bitch n moan about principle and purity of thought, effort should be to search and find candidates like Ted Cruz and work and contribute towards their election.
As the first Mormon president, he would be sensitive to things which will write a positive legacy in History. He is a family oriented man, not a druggie like barry, not given to sexual degeneracy as little barry, and is business focused. He will be 'pushable' because he has a legacy to build oriented toward Mormon values of family and self-sufficiency. Will he ever be a right of center politician? Very unlikely, but he is not going to be a destroyer of the Republic like the sonofabitch now soiling the presidency and working overtime (when the lazy shiftless degenerate actually gets off the golf course or back from a vacation) to end the Republic and remake America in the European Socialist model now failing before our eyes!
But FR is not the place to raise reasonable points regarding how Romney can be steered toward the center. The spittlegeist appears to be punish the GOPe, even if that means the end of the Republic. You cannot reason with such an agenda. It reject conscious recognition of anything that doesn't feed the twisted meme.
Defining all the reasons I can't stand the GOP.