Thursday, August 23, 2012

Republican Convention Wednesday Schedule Released

TAMPA, Florida - Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus today announced the theme and speakers for Wednesday, August 29, the third night of next week's 2012 Republican National Convention.  The theme, said Priebus, will be "We Can Change It."


"We want to remind Americans that we don't have to settle for four more years of high unemployment, low pay and deep debt," Priebus said.  "We will devote Wednesday night to showing the country that Mitt Romney's 'Plan for a Stronger Middle Class' will restore our country as the best place in the world to find a job, start a business or hire a worker."


Priebus said the Wednesday night program "will show that the Romney approach is both optimistic and achievable."  The Romney plan will work toward energy independence, ensure that middle-class Americans have the skills to succeed, pursue trade that works for America, cut the deficit and champion small business.


"Having suffered through the longest sustained period of high unemployment since the Great Depression, Americans already know we can do better," said Republican Convention CEO William Harris.  "Next Wednesday, Republicans will lay out Mitt Romney's plan to do just that."  


Priebus and Harris announced the following schedule for Wednesday, August 29:


(NOTE:  SPEAKERS AND TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
7:30 p.m.  
Convention convenes

Call to order

Introduction of Colors

Pledge of Allegiance

National Anthem

Invocation

Remarks by Senate Republican Leader and Convention Temporary Chairman Mitch McConnell (KY)

Performance by Beau Davidson

Segment to be announced

Remarks by Senator John McCain (AZ)

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 Senator Rob Portman (OH)

Remarks by Steve Cohen, Screen Machine

Remarks by Governor Luis Fortuno (PR) 

Remarks by Governor Tim Pawlenty (MN)

Remarks by Condoleezza Rice

Video

Remarks by vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan

Benediction by Archbishop Demetrios

Adjournment

About the 2012 Republican National Convention
The 2012 Republican National Convention will be held at the Tampa Bay Times Forum August 27-30, 2012.  Nearly 50,000 visitors are expected to come to the Tampa Bay area for the event, including delegates, alternate delegates, media and other guests.  For more information about the 2012 Republican National Convention, become part of the virtual convention at www.ConventionWithoutWalls.com, visit our website www.GOPConvention2012.com and check out our official blog, Conventional Wisdom, at www.gopconvention2012.com/blog/.




SOURCE 2012 Republican National Convention


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