Invitations & Convention Deja Vu

Got an interesting invitation today to attend a National Review Reception in honor of William F. Buckley Jr. from Governor Jeb Bush.  Patrick J. Toomey will be a speaker.  1st reaction = Why me? How weird that I got invited, 2nd reaction = It’s at a Yacht Club ( we have so many of those in Utah), 3rd reaction = How cool! Will never have another opportunity like this so let’s embrace it!

As I reviewed the list of Convention speakers I realized that the Basalt, CO Romney event I worked at was just a mini version of our upcoming convention.  At that event I met at least half of the Convention Speakers. 11 Republican Governors were present there.

One thing I learned about Romney is that he holds Governors in high esteem, as a business professional he recognized the vast and broad spectrum of issues that Governers have to manage.  I personally believe he values this experience more than those politicos whose experience has been in running for office.

I predict a cabinet with powerful and experiences professionals unlike the Obama Administration whose appointments have been more politically based.

For your viewing pleasure, I am posting what has been provided on our convention app schedule, I’ve heard this is where events are being announced first:

Aug 26

  • Welcome Event Tropicana Field

Aug 27

2 pm – Session 1 Tampa Bay Times Forum

  • Opening Procedures and Appointment of Convention Committees
  • Opening Ceremonies
  • Welcoming Remarks and House and Senate candidates and RNC auxillaries
  • Consideration of Convention Committee Reports
  • Roll Call

7:30 pm – Session 2 Tampa Bay Times Forum

  • Remarks by Artur Davis and video
  • Remarks by Governor Rick Scott (FL)
  • RNC Video
  • Remarks by Senator Rand Paul (KY)
  • Remarks by Speaker John Boehnoer
  • Remarks by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA)
  • TBA
  • Remarks by RNC Chairman Reince Priebus
  • Remarks by Senate Republican Candidate Ted Cruz (TX)
  • Musical Act
  • Remarks by Governor Nikki Haley (SC)
  • Remarks by Mike Huckabee
  • Remarks by Mrs. Luce’ Vela Fortuno
  • Remarks by Mrs. Ann Romney
  • Benedictions by Sammy Rodriguez and adjournment

Aug 28

7:30 – pm RNC Convention Convenes

  • Remarks by Governor John Kasich (OH)
  • RNC video
  • Remarks by Janine Turner
  • Remarks and video by Mayor Mia Love (UT)
  • Remarks by Rick Santorum
  • Remarks by Senator Kelly Ayotte (NH) and Jack Gilcrest
  • TBA
  • Remarks by Governor Bobby Jindal
  • RNC videos
  • Remarks by Sher Valenzuela candidate for DE Lt. Governor
  • Remarks by Governor Susana Martinez (NM)
  • RNC video
  • Remarks by Governor Chris Christie (NJ)
  • Benediction and adjournment

Aug. 29

7:30 pm – RNC Convention Convenes

  • Remarks by Senator Rob Portman (OH)
  • Performance by Beau Davidson
  • TBA
  • Remarks by Senator John McCain (AZ)
  • RNC video
  • Remarks by Attorney General Pam Bondi (FL) and Attorney General Sam Olens (GA)
  • Remarks by Senator John Thune (SD)
  • Remarks by Governor Jeb Bush (FL)
  • Remarks by Senate Republican Leader and Convention Temporary Chairman Mitch McConnell (KY)
  • Remarks by Steve Cohen, Screen Machine
  • Remarks by Governor Luis Fortuno (PR)
  • Remarks by Governor Tim Pawlenty (MN)
  • Remarks by Sec. Condoleezza Rice
  • RNC video
  • Remarks by Vice Presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan
  • Benediction by Archbishop Demetrios
  • RNC Convention Adjournment

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