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Huckabee, McCain, Condi to headline GOP convention
American Thinker ^ | 08/06/2012 | Rick Moran

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:

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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


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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.

1 posted on 08/06/2012 8:37:37 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


2 posted on 08/06/2012 8:41:30 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


3 posted on 08/06/2012 8:41:30 AM PDT by ilgipper ( November cannot come soon enough)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


4 posted on 08/06/2012 8:41:47 AM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: SeekAndFind

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...


5 posted on 08/06/2012 8:41:55 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: SeekAndFind
The RINOs think they still own the GOP.

They won't be thinking that for much longer.

6 posted on 08/06/2012 8:43:54 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the collectivists.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Now there is a winning combo. NOT!!


7 posted on 08/06/2012 8:44:46 AM PDT by lone star annie
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To: SeekAndFind

Three more reasons not to watch.


8 posted on 08/06/2012 8:45:30 AM PDT by Argus
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To: SeekAndFind
I could care less what any of the 3 mentioned in the title say or think! 2 RINO’s and a lesbian - no thanks.
9 posted on 08/06/2012 8:46:44 AM PDT by Pilated
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To: ilgipper

[To ‘headline’ with McCain, Huck and Condi is crazy.]

It is a poke in the eye to the Tea Party.


10 posted on 08/06/2012 8:50:15 AM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.

LLS


11 posted on 08/06/2012 8:51:37 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: Westbrook

Two big mistakes, alienate the conservatives.


12 posted on 08/06/2012 8:51:37 AM PDT by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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 ???


13 posted on 08/06/2012 8:52:18 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


14 posted on 08/06/2012 8:55:46 AM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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To: Westbrook

It will be Conservatism for Dummies!


15 posted on 08/06/2012 8:57:57 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: SeekAndFind
Doomed: I give up.
16 posted on 08/06/2012 8:59:40 AM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Westbrook

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.


17 posted on 08/06/2012 8:59:52 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: SeekAndFind

Yawn! ...Still looking for a reason to give.


18 posted on 08/06/2012 9:00:47 AM PDT by pallis
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To: SeekAndFind
Huckabee, McCain, Condi to headline GOP convention

"GOP, Romney to Tea Party: DROP DEAD!"


19 posted on 08/06/2012 9:00:47 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: SeekAndFind

No thanks. I can’t watch McCain for more than 30 seconds without shooting the tv.


20 posted on 08/06/2012 9:01:46 AM PDT by pgkdan (A vote for anyone but Romney is a vote for obama...got that?)
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To: Westbrook
McCain is a loser and a traitor to the conservative cause.M

Worse. McCain is a traitor to America. He gave us Obama, on purpose. He literally threw the election, with malice of forethought.

21 posted on 08/06/2012 9:02:34 AM PDT by Lazamataz (I love the Universe, and it loves me.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
The RINOs think they still own the GOP. They won't be thinking that for much longer.

The RINO's kicked our ass in the Primary, so they actually DO own the GOP.

22 posted on 08/06/2012 9:05:13 AM PDT by Lazamataz (I love the Universe, and it loves me.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Barf.

I do not give a **** what any of these morons have to say about anything at all.


23 posted on 08/06/2012 9:05:49 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: SeekAndFind


What did we expect from the GOP-e though?
24 posted on 08/06/2012 9:08:10 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: 353FMG

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...


25 posted on 08/06/2012 9:10:51 AM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: SeekAndFind

Will have to hope that is Shark Week or that there are some reruns of Hogan’s Heroes on someplace...


26 posted on 08/06/2012 9:17:08 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


27 posted on 08/06/2012 9:17:15 AM PDT by Biblebelter
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To: SeekAndFind
Huckabee, McCain, Condi to headline GOP convention

Will there be any Republicans there?

28 posted on 08/06/2012 9:28:42 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Sad. The GOPe reminds me of a bunch of past their prime, old rockers putting the band back together for another shot.

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!

29 posted on 08/06/2012 9:31:41 AM PDT by GBA
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To: Buckeye McFrog

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.


30 posted on 08/06/2012 9:32:30 AM PDT by IM2MAD
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To: OrangeHoof

LOL Zell Miller was a democrat and he was a better conservative speaker at a GOP convention than those 3 put together.


31 posted on 08/06/2012 9:33:17 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Stillwaters

Oooo-—John McCrazy and Mike Huckaboob as featured speakers! Can’t you just feel the excitement already??


32 posted on 08/06/2012 9:33:56 AM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: GBA
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33 posted on 08/06/2012 9:35:12 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SeekAndFind
Snoozefest 2012


34 posted on 08/06/2012 9:36:20 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. - Prov 22:3)
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To: SeekAndFind
Rick Scott, Sen. John McCain and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice are.....The Mod Squad.
35 posted on 08/06/2012 9:38:44 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

LOL!


36 posted on 08/06/2012 9:39:26 AM PDT by GBA
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To: SeekAndFind
They're trying to lock the *Crazy Old Conservative Uncle* back up in the attic really early this year.

BASTARDS!

37 posted on 08/06/2012 9:46:13 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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?
McCain???????????????????????????? Please.


38 posted on 08/06/2012 9:48:10 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The RINOs DO own the GOP. You’re voting for Mittens, right?


39 posted on 08/06/2012 9:54:22 AM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: Biblebelter
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.

Great comment!

40 posted on 08/06/2012 9:58:56 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Tell the 52,000 mormon missionaries to stop going worldwide proclaiming Christianity to be false.)
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To: RaisingCain

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!


41 posted on 08/06/2012 10:02:02 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: bert

What, you’re saying Mittens isn’t a RINO and you’re voting for him?


42 posted on 08/06/2012 10:05:25 AM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: bert

Today’s Republican Party is as close to Ronald Reagan as today’s Democrat Party is to Henry “Scoop” Jackson.


43 posted on 08/06/2012 10:11:22 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: RaisingCain
The RINOs DO own the GOP. You’re voting for Mittens, right?

No. I support Obama, just like you.

44 posted on 08/06/2012 10:14:33 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the collectivists.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


45 posted on 08/06/2012 10:15:01 AM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: RaisingCain; mazda77

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.


46 posted on 08/06/2012 10:20:34 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: bert
Neither Romney nor Obama is a conservative, since both are left of center agenda-wise. I ask myself which of those two can be steered toward the center ... and conclude it certainly is not the little barry bastard commie/fascist. Romney on the other hand can be pushed toward the center because he has a 'legacy' to construct.

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.

47 posted on 08/06/2012 10:30:39 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Huckabee, McCain, Condi to headline GOP convention

Defining all the reasons I can't stand the GOP.

48 posted on 08/06/2012 10:39:55 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Hey the coveted Independents finally get a convention!!!! The GOP-e has always been the mushy moderate, ‘high minded’, middle of the road liberals. There is very little except their political positions they won't sell out to stay popular!!!!! High school 101!!!!
49 posted on 08/06/2012 10:42:46 AM PDT by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: Just mythoughts

50 posted on 08/06/2012 12:19:27 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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