Skip to comments.Here Are 3 Notable People You Won’t Hear From at the GOP Convention
Posted on 08/17/2012 12:07:20 PM PDT by Mozilla
Several major conservative leaders, including former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, have been invited to speak at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.
Thats not a bad lineup.
However, as of this writing, three notable figures are still missing from the list of announced speakers. And were not talking about right-leaning celebrities or conservative politicians who have recently found themselves in the spotlight; were talking about three public figures who, at one time or another, have played a major role in rallying the conservative base.
But before we get ahead of ourselves, lets get this out of the way: National conventions are little more than an excuse to unite the base and fire up voters. Sure, a few people might show up and dispute their partys candidate, but, as it has been for quite some time, both parties usually have their nominations tied up long before the conventions roll around.
Therefore, one of the only reasons these rallies still exist is to stoke voter enthusiasm.
That being said, here are three public figures the GOP if its really interested in firing up and uniting the base should perhaps give a second look:
Newt Shoot the Moon Gingrich
Michele Queen Bee Bachmann
Sarah Mamma Grizzly Palin
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“Several major conservative leaders, including former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee,”
I won’t be watching it either...and that’s a good reason.
All rinoservatives except for Governor Scott Walker.
Arizona Governor Brewer is also missing, as far as I can tell.
She’s opposed President Obama’s agenda more than any other elected official, IMO. Wonder why she’s not invited?
They are missing a bet by excluding these heavy hitters. My own choice for President was Gingrich, but it was not to be. Personally, I think ALL the candidates who ran for the republican presidency should be invited and show their support for Romney & Ryan.
He's from Jersey ~
Socon ~ don’t be like Romney and think that doesn’t count. Without the Socon vote YOU LOSE EVERY SINGLE TIME, and they have demonstrated in the past that they will stay home unless you have a satisfactory candidate.
Yeah, Gomer Huckleberry is so “socially conservative” that he wants illegal alien asylum/amnesty and worked hand-in-glove with the Mexican government.
Wish he would stop sending campaign begging letters, I don’t like him or Karl Rove or any rino.
Right after the election, I think it’s time to form a third party.
They rally could have shown unity by inviting all the candidates who ran and Palin. I don’t understand why Rick Santorum was allowed to speak but not Newt, Bachmann and Palin.
Will Allen West speak?
Well I can safely answer my own question with No.
Allen West, a Republican congressman representing Broward and Palm Beach Counties, indicated that although he is not scheduled to speak at next months convention, hell be there in some form even if that means being a hot dog vendor.
That Blows. This is not going to unite the party but divide it further. It is time to form a new party.
She will be working the undercard, particularly the Senate very hard. Weird Harry has to be unseated as Senate Majority Leader.
As to Ryan being the future of the Republican Party... It remains to be seen how he handles the coming sh!t storm the Dems are going to throw at him. It is one thing to have the media write nasty things about you. It is quite another to have press pervs stalking your family. Plus if he isn't willing to press for a complete overhaul of the House and Senate Republican leadership, he will not last as the new face of the party.
Without the Socon vote YOU LOSE EVERY SINGLE TIME, and they have demonstrated in the past that they will stay home unless you have a satisfactory candidate.
***This time around, the GOP-E & Romney have decided they don’t need Socons. They may be right, because 0bama has been such a crappy president.
The time for that was years ago. The party elite and the well connected behind the scenes wanted biz as usual, and that became quite apparent some years ago.
Yes! Another third party!
Because we don't have enough third parties as it is.
America First Party
American Populist Party
American Third Position Party
America's Independent Party
Christian Liberty Party
American Heritage Party
Citizens Party of the United States
New American Independent Party
Communist Party of the United States of America
Freedom Socialist Party
Independence Party of America
Independent American Party
Jefferson Republican Party
Modern Whig Party
National Socialist Movement
Party for Socialism and Liberation
Peace and Freedom Party
Raza Unida Party
Reform Party of the United States of America
Socialist Equality Party
Socialist Party USA
Socialist Workers Party
United States Marijuana Party
United States Pacifist Party
United States Pirate Party
Unity Party of America
Workers World Party
The official speaker list has not been fully released. However, Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus announced the following that will be given a speaking role:
Chris Christie, Governor of New Jersey, will deliver the keynote address.
Pam Bondi, Florida attorney general.
Jeb Bush, former Governor of Florida.
Ted Cruz, former Texas solicitor general and 2012 Republican nominee from Texas for U.S. Senate.
Artur Davis, Former Congressman and 2010 Democratic candidate for Governor of Alabama.
Mary Fallin, Governor of Oklahoma.
Luis Fortuño, Governor of Puerto Rico.
Nikki Haley, Governor of South Carolina.
Mike Huckabee, former Governor of Arkansas.
John Kasich, Governor of Ohio.
Susana Martinez, Governor of New Mexico.
John McCain, United States Senator from Arizona and 2008 Republican nominee for President of the United States.
Sam Olens, Georgia attorney general.
Rand Paul, United States Senator from Kentucky.
Condoleezza Rice, former United States Secretary of State.
Rick Santorum, former United States Senator from Pennsylvania and 2012 Republican candidate for President of the United States.
Rick Scott, Governor of Florida.
Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin.