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Who is the mystery Republican convention speaker?
AFP ^ | 08/28/2012

Posted on 08/28/2012 12:44:47 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

TAMPA, Florida — As the Republican convention kicks off Tuesday in Tampa, one niggling question remains: who is the mystery speaker with a prime time slot just before Mitt Romney accepts the presidential nomination.

Aides to the Republican White House hopeful have taken far too much pleasure in teasing frustrated journalists and heightening the sense of intrigue. "Tune in!" campaign strategist Russ Schriefer challenged in his latest update.

The schedule released by the Republican National Convention lists a "To Be Announced" speaker on Thursday night just before the keynote introduction by Hispanic rising star Marco Rubio and Romney's all-important acceptance speech.

With most party heavyweights already securing spots during three nights of heady political theater 10 weeks out from the November election, speculation was rife that the mystery person could be a notable absentee.

Former presidents George and George W. Bush have both said they won't be attending, although a video from the pair is set to play on Wednesday's program.

This would be the first convention by either party since Jimmy Carter didn't show up in 1996 -- apparently his invitation was late and he declined -- that wasn't attended by a current or former president. Former vice president Dick Cheney has also said he will not be in Tampa, but the architect of the Iraq war and the "war on terror" is hardly flavor of the month in the current Republican Party.

Perhaps the biggest Republican celebrity not due to attend is former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, who lit up the 2008 convention as John McCain's surprise running mate with her talk of hockey moms and lipstick.

A surprise 2012 convention appearance by the Tea Party favorite would certainly be a show-stopper, but pundits considered it highly unlikely as it would risk overshadowing Romney's big moment.

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1 posted on 08/28/2012 12:44:58 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Barack Hussein Obama, DUH!


2 posted on 08/28/2012 12:47:37 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1317 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m guessing a prominent but disgruntled Democrat, a Zell Miller type of figure.


3 posted on 08/28/2012 12:49:56 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Captain Kangaroo.

YOU DID NOT HEAR THIS FROM ME!
4 posted on 08/28/2012 12:50:08 PM PDT by youngidiot (The name's Bond. James Bond. James Bond Jovi.)
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To: SeekAndFind

A clean, articulate n ... black man ?


5 posted on 08/28/2012 12:50:55 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: SeekAndFind

See also:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2923867/posts


6 posted on 08/28/2012 12:51:35 PM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: SeekAndFind

Mr. Rogers?


7 posted on 08/28/2012 12:53:56 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: SeekAndFind

It can’t be Palin or Arpaio, so who else will shock the media?


8 posted on 08/28/2012 12:54:38 PM PDT by andyk (Go Juan Pablo!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Karl Marx?


9 posted on 08/28/2012 12:55:06 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: ElkGroveDan
I’m guessing a prominent but disgruntled Democrat, a Zell Miller type of figure.

Probably. But just out of curiosity how is Nancy Reagan's health these days?

10 posted on 08/28/2012 12:55:50 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: SeekAndFind

Okay, I’m all in with Allen West.


11 posted on 08/28/2012 12:55:50 PM PDT by andyk (Go Juan Pablo!)
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To: ElkGroveDan

Yeah maybe Artur Davis, the guy who gave the seconding speech nominating Obama at the Dem Convention in 2008 who’s now campaigning for Romney.


12 posted on 08/28/2012 12:56:20 PM PDT by M. Thatcher
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To: M. Thatcher

Or (don’t know his name) the General Motors CEO who said he’s voting for Romney?


13 posted on 08/28/2012 12:57:17 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: SeekAndFind

knowing the RNC it will be McCain. Or maybe...

His daughter.


14 posted on 08/28/2012 12:57:21 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: hadaclueonce

Wish it was Allen West. I’m going with Dennis Miller!!


15 posted on 08/28/2012 12:58:12 PM PDT by J. Worthington
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To: hadaclueonce

Bob Dole!


16 posted on 08/28/2012 12:58:31 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: hadaclueonce

Wish it was Allen West. I’m going with Dennis Miller!!


17 posted on 08/28/2012 12:58:31 PM PDT by J. Worthington
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To: SeekAndFind

George Bush.


18 posted on 08/28/2012 12:58:44 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: SeekAndFind

George Obama—Pres. Obama’s brother.

He’s in the USA. He reportedly is conservative, independent, anti-socialist and anti-Marxist in his thinking. I’ve seen a rumor that he is in Tampa.

And, apparently there is no love lost between them. Not only has Pres. Obama not helped his brother, he has actually hindered him from making a living.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/08/16/how-became-george-obama-brother/


19 posted on 08/28/2012 1:00:34 PM PDT by Brookhaven (Freedom--tastes like chicken)
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To: NEMDF

Where did you see Akerson supporting Romney?


20 posted on 08/28/2012 1:00:58 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: SeekAndFind

Herman Cain


21 posted on 08/28/2012 1:01:11 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: J. Worthington

El Rushbo?


22 posted on 08/28/2012 1:01:38 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind
He said "niggling"


23 posted on 08/28/2012 1:01:38 PM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hillary ..... she’s finally had enough of Obummer, Jarrett, The Mooch, Axelrod, Biden. /s

Fun to think about, if nothing else.


24 posted on 08/28/2012 1:02:21 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: SeekAndFind

With these idiots it’s probably the likes of Colin Powell.

Jimmy Carter would be fun.


25 posted on 08/28/2012 1:02:28 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Donald Trump

Introducing Sarah Palin.

Game, set, match.


26 posted on 08/28/2012 1:02:40 PM PDT by Chaguito
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To: SeekAndFind

I vote for Rush!!!


27 posted on 08/28/2012 1:03:23 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: andyk
It can’t be Palin or Arpaio, so who else will shock the media?

George Bush.

28 posted on 08/28/2012 1:03:36 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Rush made it clear on his show today that it is NOT him.


29 posted on 08/28/2012 1:04:37 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: M. Thatcher

Davis is already scheduled for 9:00 PM tonite.

http://washingtonexaminer.com/revised-republican-national-convention-schedule/article/2506005#.UDzpGWvi6So


30 posted on 08/28/2012 1:04:37 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Obama- If you get re-elected, who are you gonna blame for the mess you will inherit?)
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To: SeekAndFind
They are all wrong...

It is Dick Cheney, he is tanned, he is rested, and he is ready to verbally kick Obama's ***...

No former office holder reviles he who shall not be named more than Vice President Cheney..... If he is to give the speech, it will be blistering...



31 posted on 08/28/2012 1:04:52 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: J. Worthington

Mark R. Levin “Get off my phone you dummy!”.


32 posted on 08/28/2012 1:06:03 PM PDT by budwiesest (It's that girl from Alaska, again.)
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To: SeekAndFind

A hologram of Reagan’s “A Time For Choosing” speech, or Rush Limbaugh. Would be happy with Sarah Palin, as well. Don’t see it being Bush or Cheney, as fun as that could be.


33 posted on 08/28/2012 1:07:08 PM PDT by GreatOne (You will bow down before me, Son of Jor-el!)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Shirley, you jest.


34 posted on 08/28/2012 1:07:26 PM PDT by andyk (Go Juan Pablo!)
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To: elpadre
I vote for Rush!!!

Unless you are a GOPe you don't get a vote.

35 posted on 08/28/2012 1:08:29 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1317 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: A CA Guy

Herman Cain - a decent guess I hadn’t considered.


36 posted on 08/28/2012 1:08:48 PM PDT by andyk (Go Juan Pablo!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Ron Reagan on film.


37 posted on 08/28/2012 1:09:27 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: SeekAndFind

Joe Lieberman.


38 posted on 08/28/2012 1:10:30 PM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: nickcarraway

“Karl Marx?”

I think Karl’s booked at the Democratic Convention already...


39 posted on 08/28/2012 1:11:08 PM PDT by Nabber
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To: SeekAndFind

Grandma Sarah Obama with the real BC.


40 posted on 08/28/2012 1:13:42 PM PDT by bgill
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To: SeekAndFind

Uncle Ted? Chuck Norris? The Most Interesting Man in the World?


41 posted on 08/28/2012 1:14:44 PM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama’s half brother, George!


42 posted on 08/28/2012 1:14:45 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: SeekAndFind

Da NEWSTER: Newt Gingrich


43 posted on 08/28/2012 1:14:45 PM PDT by evangmlw
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To: elpadre

RE: I vote for Rush!!!

He said in his show today that IT’s NOT HIM.


44 posted on 08/28/2012 1:17:31 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: matthew fuller

Ah. Well, scratch that then, heh. Since Rush already announce it’s not him, wish it was Mark Levin. THAT would be worth lining up for.


45 posted on 08/28/2012 1:17:50 PM PDT by M. Thatcher
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To: SeekAndFind

Alveeda King.


46 posted on 08/28/2012 1:22:46 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: SeekAndFind

JIM ROBINSON!!


47 posted on 08/28/2012 1:23:07 PM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: bgill

MOOchelle and her $25,000 jacket.


48 posted on 08/28/2012 1:23:14 PM PDT by bammynomore
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To: budwiesest; Biggirl
Levin can broadcast from his bunker!

I'm thinking Trump, Dinesh D’Souza......

49 posted on 08/28/2012 1:24:09 PM PDT by hummingbird (Breitbart and Spartacus.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Todd Akin.


50 posted on 08/28/2012 1:24:47 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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