Republican National Convention Speaker Lineup – Updated

Convention Watch:

For Now First Day of GOP Convention, Monday, Cancelled as Hurricane Approaches and the Re-Shuffled Schedule Won’t e Announced Until Sunday.

The Republican National Convention will convene on Monday August 27th and immediately recess until Tuesday afternoon, August 28th. Right now the roll call is scheduled for Tuesday to officially nominate Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. Although at this point everything is open, including the rescheduling or cancelling the main speakers from Monday: South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Ann Romney and Gov. Chris Christie are still expected to speak on Tuesday. The silver lining… the Obama campaign has cancelled the unpopular overlapping trip by Vice President Joe Biden to Tampa.

Ann Romney to Speak in Prime Time Tuesday Night at Convention

AFP/Getty Images:  Ann Romney, wife of the Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney greets his supporters during his caucus night rally following republican caucuses in Columbia, South Carolina, January 21, 2012.

( The Republican National Convention speaker lineup was announced late Friday, amid speculation that Ann Romney might be moved from her initially scheduled Monday night slot so that she would be seen on broadcast networks. Ultimately, Mrs. Romney was moved to Tuesday night. Here is the convention’s press release:

Monday, August 27, 2012 – PRIMETIME LINE UP

• Governor Nikki Haley (SC)
• Governor Mike Huckabee
• Governor Jeb Bush

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 – PRIMETIME LINE UP

• Mrs. Ann Romney
• Mrs. Luce Vela Fortuno, First Lady of Puerto Rico
• Governor Chris Christie (NJ)

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 – PRIMETIME LINE UP

• Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
• Governor Susana Martinez (NM)
• Vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan

Thursday, August 30, 2012 – PRIMETIME LINE UP

• U.S. Senator Marco Rubio
• Governor Mitt Romney

Full Schedule for the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa

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Over the past week, Republican officials have been slowly revealing the daily schedules for the 2012 Republican National Convention taking place next week – from August 27 through 30 – at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Downtown Tampa. We’ve assembled them all in a convenient list for you right here. Read on for the full 2012 Republican National Convention schedule.

Sunday, August 26

Fox News will run a behind the scenes ‘night before’ look at the Convention. Titled "America’s Election Headquarters".  Sunday’s program is from 9-10 p.m. ET.

Monday, August 27

2:00 p.m.

  • 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 former Mike Huckabee (AK)
  • Remarks by former Governor Jeb Bush (FL)
  • Benediction by Sammy Rodriguez and adjournment.

Tuesday, August 28

7:30 p.m.

  • Presentation of Colors
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • National Anthem sung by Philip Alongi
  • Invocation
  • Video
  • Remarks by Janine Turner
  • Video and remarks by Mayor Mia Love (Saratoga Springs, UT), U.S.
  • congressional candidate
  • Remarks by former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum
  • Segment to be announced
  • Remarks by U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (NH), accompanied by Jack Gilchrist
  • Remarks by Governor John Kasich (OH)
  • Video
  • Remarks by Governor Mary Fallin (OK)
  • Video
  • Remarks by Governor Bob McDonnell (VA), accompanied by Bev Gray
  • Video
  • Segment to be announced
  • Remarks by Governor Bobby Jindal (LA)
  • Videos
  • Remarks by Sher Valenzuela (small business owner, candidate for DE Lt. Governor)
  • Remarks by  Mrs. Ann Romney Remarks 
  • Remarks by Mrs. Luce’ Vela Fortuno. First Lady of Puerto Rico
  • Video
  • Remarks by Governor Chris Christie (NJ)
  • Benediction and adjournment

Wednesday, August 29

7:30 p.m.

  • 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 Senator Rob Portman (OH)
  • Remarks by Steve Cohen, Screen Machine
  • Remarks by Governor Luis Fortuño (PR) ?
  • Remarks by Governor Tim Pawlenty (MN)
  • Remarks by Condoleezza Rice
  • Remarks by Governor Susana Martinez  (NM)
  • Video
  • Remarks by vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan (WI)
  • Benediction by Archbishop Demetrios
  • Adjournment

Thursday, August 30

7:30 p.m.

  • Call to order
  • Introduction of Colors
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • National Anthem
  • Invocation
  • Remarks by U.S. Rep. Connie Mack
  • Video
  • Remarks by Bob White, chairman of Romney for President campaign
  • Video
  • Remarks by former Massachusetts Lt. Governor Kerry Healey
  • Video
  • Remarks by Jane Edmonds, former Massachusetts Secretary of Workforce
  • Remarks by U.S. Senator Marco Rubio
  • Remarks by presidential nominee Mitt Romney
  • Benediction – Cardinal Dolan to offer closing prayer at Republican Convention
  • Speaker Boehner declares convention adjourned.

For more information on the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, check out  RNC 2012 page for all the information you need regarding the convention.

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*As late at Friday afternoon, 8.24.12, the speakers’ line-up was being juggled, especially for Prime Time, so this may not be the final list or line-up.  It was leaked mid-weak that Donald Trump would be participating by video, that Newt Gingrich had been added to the speaker’s list and that the RNC was in discussions with Rep Ron Paul (TX).  Sarah Palin’s followers were/are also still hoping.  Governor Luis Fortuño (PR), still listed, was on the original list but now his wife is listed to speak, but Gov. Fortuño  (PR) has not been pulled.  So there may still be adjustments and surprises to come!?!  But it looks like a great line-up and should be a terrific convention!

**Just my opinion, but considering that the convention has been shortened, I would think that there is less of a chance that any unannounced speakers will be added, but rather that some will be cut.

And if anyone questions the bias of the media their coverage of the GOP Convention should settle it.  RNC chairman chides TV networks over convention programming:

ABC and CBS will each air one hour of prime time convention programming on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights of both the Republican and Democratic conventions. NBC will mirror the other networks in coverage of the RNC, but at the DNC, will air one hour of primetime programming on Tuesday and two hours on Thursday.

But unlike the Democrats, who have no events on the Monday before their three-day convention, Republicans have four days of podium action and a full slate of speakers for Monday night. The networks are not taking any of that nights programming live in primetime.  CNN Promises ‘Unbiased’ Convention Coverage

Ann and Mitt On TrailRNC: Ann Romney to address convention Tuesday Republican National Convention officials say Mitt Romney’s wife, Ann, will speaking during primetime television coverage of the event. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a rising national figure in the party Gives Prime Time Speaking Slot to Ann RomneyMitt Romney disappointed in networks!


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12 Responses to Republican National Convention Speaker Lineup – Updated

  1. Marsha Blackburn Voted FOR:
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    Marsha Blackburn Voted AGAINST:
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    Marsha Blackburn is my Congressman.
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  4. tfjnow says:

    Where is Ron Paul? Why has the only other candidate left in the race been given no billing in the Republican line up? You talk about media bias and then conduct blatant bias against a candidate who has continued in the race up to this convention. Why? Could it be that Ron Paul’s message of individual freedom, upholding the Constitution and ending the Federal Reserve cartel’s control over our economy and their financing of continual wars from which they ultimately are the benefactor through the growth of interest on money issued by them from nothing a threat?

    • Tina says:

      Maybe because he will not release his delegates to Romney. The primaries are part of the Constitution as well, yet he does not seem to want to follow them. If he feels so strongly about his bid to become a write in President, then maybe he needs to become an Independent and run with Johnson.

      • Ask Marion says:

        Per Rand Paul in an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer as well as comments by Ron Paul himself with Neil Cavuto, Ron Paul was offered a speaking slot by the RNC even without him releasing his delegates and without giving Mitt an official endorsement (although Ron Paul implied he would be voting for Mitt). The RNC’s only request was that they could read Ron’s speech beforehand and Ron Paul refused. I’d say the RNC made the effort and was within their rights to ask to his speech beforehand under the circumstances.

        Rand Paul did a great job on his speech and says he will work, in the future, to bring Ron Paul followers into the Republican tent… working toward a bigger tent.


  5. Gerald Janicke says:

    I’d like to know why Sarah Palin is not on the list of speakers. In my mind that is a big slap in the face to the one person that invigorated the Republican party in 2008 and was so instrumental in the big Republican win in 2010. For all she has done for this party and the country in turning the attention back to the Constitutional values we cherish she should have been the FIRST one invited to speak. What a shame!! Even the GOP apparently doesn’t appreciate what she has done.

    • Tina says:

      Sarah Palin had her 15 minutes (plus some) and it has run its course. She is too polarizing and does not give her “endorsement” out to the right people. She doesn’t follow Tea Party or RNC lines. She is a wild card and it ain’t about her no more.

      • Ask Marion says:

        Sarah is not done… and I don’t believe most fiscal conservatives, Constitutionalists, tea party types and others are finished with her either. Too many love Sarah, like they love Reagan, to write her off!

        She did not come out with an official endorsement of Romney or the Romney-Ryan ticket, so I can understand how they might be a bit nervous, but she puts the party first and has said she will work and do whatever it takes to get Obama out of the White House and the RNC did offer her a speaking slot in non-prime time.

        As I have written before, depening how the winds shift I believe that Sarah Palin may be the special gift received and opened in 2008 but not truly enjoyed or utilized to full potential until 2016 or maybe even 2020 (Sarah will only be 56-years-old in 2020; 4-years younger than Hillary was in 2008 when she ran for the Democrat nomination).

        Sarah was supposed to appear on On the Record tonight and perhaps Hannity to comment on McCain’s speech at the 2012 RNC and at the last minute Palin was cancelled? Odd?? You betcha!!

        Also See: Palin Not Speaking at GOP Convention in Tampa… Huge Disappointment to Many – Mistake or Smart by Romney Campaign? and Palin Derangement Syndrome Continues


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