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2012 Republican Convention Thread
« on: August 05, 2012, 11:22:55 PM »
Info is starting to come in on the convention so I am going to put up a thread where people can add info they find .....


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Re: 2012 Republican Convention Thread
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2012, 11:23:27 PM »
RNC speakers: Haley, Huckabee, Kasich, Martinez, Scott, Rice, McCain. No Palin.
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Re: 2012 Republican Convention Thread
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2012, 11:25:49 PM »
John McCain and Condi Rice to speak at the Republican convention

When are they going to put McCain out to pasture and stop pretending he's still a politician worthy of respect?

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Re: 2012 Republican Convention Thread
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2012, 11:37:18 PM »
http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/2012/08/rice-haley-huck-mccain-confirmed-as-convention-speakers-131150.html

Rice, Haley, Huck, McCain confirmed as RNC speakers
 
By MAGGIE HABERMAN |
8/5/12 11:30 PM EDT

 The speakers of the Republican National Convention have been confirmed, via the Tampa Bay Times and the AP:

    South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, the first female governors of their states, are among party leaders slated to address the gathering that begins Aug. 27. Martinez has the additional distinction of being the first female Hispanic governor in the country.

    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the first black female to hold that job, is also scheduled to speak.

    Sen. John McCain of Arizona was set to speak, as well as a one-time rival, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. The two, along with Romney, vied for the 2008 presidential nomination, with McCain outlasting both Romney and the former Baptist pastor in the primary campaign.

    Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who briefly ran for the GOP nomination in 2000, also was set to speak at the convention, as was Florida Gov. Rick Scott, whose state is host to the event. Both are tea party favorites and are set to speak to fiscal issues many Republicans hold dear.


    "They are some of our party's brightest stars, who have governed and led effectively and admirably in their respective roles," Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said in prepared remarks. "These speakers - and those that will be announced later - will help make it a truly memorable and momentous event."

Not on the list that was made public was any of the VP hopefuls who are believed to be under consideration by Mitt Romney. The keynote speaker, which has been rumored to be Chris Christie but not confirmed, also wasn't revealed.

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Re: 2012 Republican Convention Thread
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2012, 11:37:50 PM »
snoozer list...........

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Re: 2012 Republican Convention Thread
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2012, 11:38:25 PM »
Pretty much rules out Haley, Martinez, and Rice as VP nominees.
"...And these atomic bombs which science burst upon the world that night were strange, even to the men who used them."  H. G. Wells, The World Set Free, 1914

"The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections." -Lord Acton

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Re: 2012 Republican Convention Thread
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2012, 11:38:56 PM »
Does anyone besides political junkies actually watch the conventions except perhaps for when the nominee speaks?
"...And these atomic bombs which science burst upon the world that night were strange, even to the men who used them."  H. G. Wells, The World Set Free, 1914

"The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections." -Lord Acton

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Re: 2012 Republican Convention Thread
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2012, 12:00:46 AM »
Does anyone besides political junkies actually watch the conventions except perhaps for when the nominee speaks?

 :shrug: I'm a political junkie.......

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Re: 2012 Republican Convention Thread
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2012, 12:04:20 AM »
:shrug: I'm a political junkie.......

My point was that most of these speeches are not going to be seen by that many people.  Same is true for the Democrat convention.

Romney's and Obama's speeches will be broadcast on every channel, but the rest will either be nothing but sound bytes for the nightly news or shown on Fox, CNN, and CSPAN.
"...And these atomic bombs which science burst upon the world that night were strange, even to the men who used them."  H. G. Wells, The World Set Free, 1914

"The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections." -Lord Acton

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Re: 2012 Republican Convention Thread
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2012, 12:33:18 AM »
McCain--a cure for insomia, my friends

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Re: 2012 Republican Convention Thread
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2012, 01:01:37 AM »
The reaction on Twitter is less than enthusiastic....  here is an example:

@kyleraccio

@Stevepolitik @pgkstj Never b4 in history have I ever seen primary opponents not allowed to speak



@Stevepolitik @pgkstj Why does Ram-knee only invite those who supported *him* + neutral? "Big tent" appears not to include us!


 ?@kyleraccio

Doesn't really seem like "party unity" to me when you don't invite people who preferred other candidates.

I've never seen anything like it - none of the convention invitees so far were supporters of Mitt primary opponents-either Romney or neutral


@SmallgGay What a lackluster RNC lineup. Totally a snoozefest!!

@Aslans_Girl @GovernorPerry @GOPconvention Gov. Perry should be asked to speak at convention. Most successful GOP gov for years.

@rln22 @aslans_girl @governorperry @gopconvention 10+ years of making Texas the #1 state in the nation! He should definitely have a role!


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Re: 2012 Republican Convention Thread
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2012, 03:41:56 AM »
What about West? Rubio, if he isn't picking him?Christie?  Even Rudy?

Who wants to see McCain or Huck? :shrug: or Rice for that matter! We need bold exciting speakers and I don't see any  :banging:


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Re: 2012 Republican Convention Thread
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2012, 02:37:33 PM »
What about West? Rubio, if he isn't picking him?Christie?  Even Rudy?

Who wants to see McCain or Huck? :shrug: or Rice for that matter! We need bold exciting speakers and I don't see any  :banging:

This list give me a very sinking feeling........

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Re: 2012 Republican Convention Thread
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2012, 01:30:25 PM »
I use to never miss watching the conventions on TV with my dad. Then they change them and the excitement of a convention went by the wayside. It use to be unless a candidate was an incumbent that votes were exchanged and haggling was done and then a candidate was picked but primaries have all but turned the convention into a boring watch. I will watch this years but couldn't stand watching 2008 convention I really didn't like John McCain and not only held my nose but pinched it when voting for him and for some reason I am beginning to really like Romney although he isn't all that an exciting candidate I think he will be a decent president is elected. I really won't watch a speech by McCain and I really could careless about Rice the others I can at least stomach while they speak.

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Re: 2012 Republican Convention Thread
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2012, 01:43:12 PM »
When are they going to put McCain out to pasture and stop pretending he's still a politician worthy of respect?

Sometimes McCain comes down on the right side of an issue.  Operative word, sometimes.  But, clearly not enough times.

The fact that he ran such a pathetic 19th century campaign against a 21st century candidate in Obama should infuriate all of us and thanks to him our country is on the precipice of socialism.  However, in McCain's defense, no one could have beaten mister hope and change, America's first affirmative action candidate.
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Re: 2012 Republican Convention Thread
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Re: 2012 Republican Convention Thread
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2012, 10:47:03 PM »
Preibus just announcing Scott Walker is going to have a prominent speaking spot at convention.

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Re: 2012 Republican Convention Thread
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2012, 10:53:56 PM »
I don't mind Rand Paul speaking.  He seems a lot more stable than his father.
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Re: 2012 Republican Convention Thread
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Re: 2012 Republican Convention Thread
« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2012, 11:28:31 PM »
Ted Cruz ?@tedcruz

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Re: 2012 Republican Convention Thread
« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2012, 09:51:42 AM »
http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/2012/08/walker-cruz-fortuno-get-tampa-slots-131421.html?hp=l3

 By ALEXANDER BURNS |
8/8/12 7:03 AM EDT

The newest names on the Tampa convention speaker list, from RNC Chairman Reince Priebus's Twitter feed:

    Thrilled to announce that @luisfortuno51, @GovWalker, @tedcruz, @pambondi and @samolens will all be speaking at the @GOPconvention!

Bondi and Olens are the attorneys general of Florida and Georgia, respectively, and both endorsed Mitt Romney in the GOP primaries. There's nothing surprising about the fact that Scott Walker would address the GOP convention, and Luis Fortuno and Ted Cruz are two of the Republican Party's young Latino stars.

Still no sign of Sarah Palin or Newt Gingrich ...

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Re: 2012 Republican Convention Thread
« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2012, 10:57:41 PM »
Man, let's just get this monkey business over with so we can haul out the general election funds and start going after Obuttocks and the democrats hammer and tong.

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Re: 2012 Republican Convention Thread
« Reply #22 on: August 13, 2012, 11:03:05 PM »
Man, let's just get this monkey business over with so we can haul out the general election funds and start going after Obuttocks and the democrats hammer and tong.

Agreed.. but you know a smart businessman knows how to get the most bang for the buck when they don't have money for advertising... ding, ding... what to do to get attention, spend no money... I know, I'll go ahead and name my VEEP!  Actually it stunned a lot of the old-time pundits, but it was brilliant... and doing it on a Friday night/Saturday morning after a horrendous week -- brilliant as it stopped all the talk right in it's tracks about the negative ads.

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Re: 2012 Republican Convention Thread
« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2012, 11:03:46 PM »
Agreed.. but you know a smart businessman knows how to get the most bang for the buck when they don't have money for advertising... ding, ding... what to do to get attention, spend no money... I know, I'll go ahead and name my VEEP!  Actually it stunned a lot of the old-time pundits, but it was brilliant... and doing it on a Friday night/Saturday morning after a horrendous week -- brilliant as it stopped all the talk right in it's tracks about the negative ads.

Fair enough; that's a pretty good analysis.

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Re: 2012 Republican Convention Thread
« Reply #24 on: August 13, 2012, 11:05:10 PM »
I "think" we are starting to see what made Romney such a successful businessman.


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