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Here Are 3 Notable People You Won’t Hear From at the GOP Convention
The Blaze ^ | August 17, 2012 | Beckel Adams

Posted on 08/17/2012 12:07:20 PM PDT by Mozilla

Several major conservative leaders, including former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, have been invited to speak at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.

That’s not a bad lineup.

However, as of this writing, three notable figures are still missing from the list of announced speakers. And we’re not talking about right-leaning celebrities or conservative politicians who have recently found themselves in the spotlight; we’re talking about three public figures who, at one time or another, have played a major role in rallying the conservative base.

But before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s get this out of the way: National conventions are little more than an excuse to unite the base and fire up voters. Sure, a few people might show up and dispute their party’s candidate, but, as it has been for quite some time, both parties usually have their nominations tied up long before the conventions roll around.

Therefore, one of the only reasons these rallies still exist is to stoke voter enthusiasm.

That being said, here are three public figures the GOP — if it’s really interested in firing up and uniting the base — should perhaps give a second look:

Newt “Shoot the Moon” Gingrich

Michele “Queen Bee” Bachmann

Sarah “Mamma Grizzly” Palin

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bachmann; convention; newt; palin
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Well I sure won't be watching the GOP convention. Not with Michelle Bachmann, Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich off the podium.
1 posted on 08/17/2012 12:07:26 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla
Several major conservative leaders, including former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, have been invited to speak at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.

Fixed it.

2 posted on 08/17/2012 12:16:01 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: Mozilla

“Several major conservative leaders, including former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee,”

HUH!


3 posted on 08/17/2012 12:16:39 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Mozilla

I won’t be watching it either...and that’s a good reason.


4 posted on 08/17/2012 12:18:52 PM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: Parley Baer

All rinoservatives except for Governor Scott Walker.


5 posted on 08/17/2012 12:19:48 PM PDT by Mozilla (Constitution Party)
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To: Mozilla

Arizona Governor Brewer is also missing, as far as I can tell.

She’s opposed President Obama’s agenda more than any other elected official, IMO. Wonder why she’s not invited?


6 posted on 08/17/2012 12:22:03 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Mozilla

They are missing a bet by excluding these heavy hitters. My own choice for President was Gingrich, but it was not to be. Personally, I think ALL the candidates who ran for the republican presidency should be invited and show their support for Romney & Ryan.


7 posted on 08/17/2012 12:25:11 PM PDT by kiltie65
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The 'Huck' is OK as a Socon, but Christie?

He's from Jersey ~

8 posted on 08/17/2012 12:25:11 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Parley Baer

Socon ~ don’t be like Romney and think that doesn’t count. Without the Socon vote YOU LOSE EVERY SINGLE TIME, and they have demonstrated in the past that they will stay home unless you have a satisfactory candidate.


9 posted on 08/17/2012 12:27:30 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Yeah, Gomer Huckleberry is so “socially conservative” that he wants illegal alien asylum/amnesty and worked hand-in-glove with the Mexican government.


10 posted on 08/17/2012 12:30:45 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Mozilla

Wish he would stop sending campaign begging letters, I don’t like him or Karl Rove or any rino.


11 posted on 08/17/2012 12:32:27 PM PDT by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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Right after the election, I think it’s time to form a third party.


12 posted on 08/17/2012 12:34:27 PM PDT by eCSMaster ('Nancy Pelosi is a DINGBAT.' - Gov. Sarah Palin)
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To: kiltie65; All

They rally could have shown unity by inviting all the candidates who ran and Palin. I don’t understand why Rick Santorum was allowed to speak but not Newt, Bachmann and Palin.

Will Allen West speak?


13 posted on 08/17/2012 12:35:06 PM PDT by Mozilla (Constitution Party)
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Well I can safely answer my own question with No.

Allen West, a Republican congressman representing Broward and Palm Beach Counties, indicated that although he is not scheduled to speak at next month’s convention, he’ll be there in some form – even if that means being a hot dog vendor.

http://tampa.cbslocal.com/2012/07/27/allen-west-im-selling-hot-dogs-in-tampa-for-republican-convention/

That Blows. This is not going to unite the party but divide it further. It is time to form a new party.


14 posted on 08/17/2012 12:40:24 PM PDT by Mozilla (Constitution Party)
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The best thing SP has been able to say about Romney is that he isn't Obama (I for one agree) and that the only way he will be a success as president is if he has a conservative House and Senate to keep him in check.

She will be working the undercard, particularly the Senate very hard. Weird Harry has to be unseated as Senate Majority Leader.

As to Ryan being the future of the Republican Party... It remains to be seen how he handles the coming sh!t storm the Dems are going to throw at him. It is one thing to have the media write nasty things about you. It is quite another to have press pervs stalking your family. Plus if he isn't willing to press for a complete overhaul of the House and Senate Republican leadership, he will not last as the new face of the party.

15 posted on 08/17/2012 12:42:20 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Too many thinking Freepers have left the building...)
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To: muawiyah

Without the Socon vote YOU LOSE EVERY SINGLE TIME, and they have demonstrated in the past that they will stay home unless you have a satisfactory candidate.
***This time around, the GOP-E & Romney have decided they don’t need Socons. They may be right, because 0bama has been such a crappy president.


16 posted on 08/17/2012 12:43:22 PM PDT by Kevmo ( FRINAGOPWIASS: Free Republic Is Not A GOP Website. It's A Socon Site.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Big government Bible thumpers make me sick as do the morons who cultishly follow them.
17 posted on 08/17/2012 12:44:35 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Too many thinking Freepers have left the building...)
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To: Mozilla
That Blows. This is not going to unite the party but divide it further. It is time to form a new party.

The time for that was years ago. The party elite and the well connected behind the scenes wanted biz as usual, and that became quite apparent some years ago.

18 posted on 08/17/2012 12:48:59 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: eCSMaster
Right after the election, I think it’s time to form a third party.

Yes! Another third party!

Because we don't have enough third parties as it is.

America First Party
American Party
American Populist Party
American Third Position Party
Americans Elect
America's Party
America's Independent Party
Christian Liberty Party
American Heritage Party
Citizens Party of the United States
New American Independent Party
Communist Party of the United States of America
Constitution Party
Freedom Socialist Party
Green Party
Independence Party of America
Independent American Party
Jefferson Republican Party
Justice Party
Labor Party
Libertarian Party
Modern Whig Party
National Socialist Movement
Objectivist Party
Party for Socialism and Liberation
Peace and Freedom Party
Prohibition Party
Raza Unida Party
Reform Party of the United States of America
Socialist Action
Socialist Alternative
Socialist Equality Party
Socialist Party USA
Socialist Workers Party
United States Marijuana Party
United States Pacifist Party
United States Pirate Party
Unity Party of America
Workers World Party

19 posted on 08/17/2012 12:50:36 PM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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The official speaker list has not been fully released. However, Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus announced the following that will be given a speaking role:

Chris Christie, Governor of New Jersey, will deliver the keynote address.
Pam Bondi, Florida attorney general.
Jeb Bush, former Governor of Florida.
Ted Cruz, former Texas solicitor general and 2012 Republican nominee from Texas for U.S. Senate.
Artur Davis, Former Congressman and 2010 Democratic candidate for Governor of Alabama.
Mary Fallin, Governor of Oklahoma.
Luis Fortuño, Governor of Puerto Rico.
Nikki Haley, Governor of South Carolina.
Mike Huckabee, former Governor of Arkansas.
John Kasich, Governor of Ohio.
Susana Martinez, Governor of New Mexico.
John McCain, United States Senator from Arizona and 2008 Republican nominee for President of the United States.
Sam Olens, Georgia attorney general.
Rand Paul, United States Senator from Kentucky.
Condoleezza Rice, former United States Secretary of State.
Rick Santorum, former United States Senator from Pennsylvania and 2012 Republican candidate for President of the United States.
Rick Scott, Governor of Florida.
Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin.


20 posted on 08/17/2012 12:52:23 PM PDT by Mozilla (Constitution Party)
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