TAMPA, Florida - Asserting that "Republicans reject the notion that America's 'new normal' consists of 42 months of deep unemployment and greater debt," Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus today announced that the theme of the Republican National Committee's first night will be "We Can Do Better."
"Americans know we can do better than joblessness, poverty and debt," said Priebus. "This convention will present our vision for a brighter, better future and it will lay out an optimistic, achievable plan to make it happen."
"Probably no four words could better sum up the conclusion that is shared by millions of Americans as they look back on the past four years," said Convention CEO William Harris. "We can do better than this, and the country knows it."
Schedule Announced on Convention Mobile App
As part of its "convention without walls" program to make the convention open and accessible, Republican officials also released today the convention schedule for Monday, August 27 through the convention's mobile app - Tampa 2012 (http://connect.
gopconvention2012.com). Featured speakers for Monday include Ann Romney.
2:00 pm Chairman of the RNC Reince Priebus Color Guard Pledge of Allegiance National Anthem: The Oak Ridge Boys Invocation Opening procedural steps, appointment of convention committees Welcoming remarks, and House and Senate candidates and RNC auxiliaries RNC Chairman Priebus RNC Co-Chairman Sharon Day Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn Convention Chief Executive Officer William Harris Chairman of Tampa Bay Host Committee Al Austin Republican Congressional Candidates State Delegate Barbara Comstock (VA) Representative Tim Griffin (AR) Republican Senate Candidates Republican National Committee auxiliaries Consideration of convention committee reports RNC Chairman Reince Priebus Committee on Credentials Chairman Mike Duncan Committee on Permanent Organization Chairwoman Zoraida Fonalledas Convention Permanent Chairman Speaker John Boehner, Presiding Official Convention Photograph Committee on Rules Chairman John Sununu Committee on Resolutions Chairman Governor Bob McDonnell Committee on Resolutions Co-Chairman Senator John Hoeven Committee on Resolutions Co-Chairman Rep. Marsha Blackburn Roll Call for Nomination of President of the United States Roll Call for Nomination of Vice President of the United States
7:15 p.m. Recess
7:45 p.m. Reconvene Remarks by Speaker John Boehner Remarks by Governor Rick Scott (FL) Remarks by RNC Chairman Reince Priebus Video Remarks by Senator Rand Paul (KY) Various Speakers Remarks by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA) To Be Announced Remarks by Artur Davis and video 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 Benediction by Sammy Rodriguez and adjournment.