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Pawlenty gets Wednesday speaker’s spot at RNC

He was passed over for the Republican presidential nomination and didn’t get the vice presidential pick, but former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty will have some prime speaking time at the Republican National Convention next week.

Slated to take the podium Wednesday night sometime after 7:30, Pawlenty’s on the schedule with a number of GOP luminaries who are  part of the buildup for the address by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, who did get the VP call.

(The theme for that night of the convention is: “We can change it.”)

Here’s the list of Wednesday night speakers:

  • Senate Republican Leader and Convention Temporary Chairman Mitch McConnell (KY)
  • Sen. John McCain (AZ)
  • Attorney General Pam Bondi (FL) and Attorney General Sam Olens (GA)
  • Sen. John Thune (SD)
  • Gov. Jeb Bush (FL)
  • Sen. Rob Portman (OH)
  • Steve Cohen, Screen Machine
  • Gov. Luis Fortuño (PR)
  • Gov. Tim Pawlenty (MN)
  • Condoleezza Rice
  • Vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney will speak Thursday, on the last night of the convention.

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Comments (4)

  1. Submitted by RB Holbrook on 08/22/2012 - 04:53 pm.

    “We can change it”

    Viewers across the nation will take this to heart, and reach for their remotes as soon as Timmy opens his mouth.

  2. Submitted by Paul Brandon on 08/22/2012 - 05:03 pm.

    I suppose that’s the price

    for his agreeing to be a nice guy and support the ticket.
    Rubio (and I don’t mean Ricky), Christie and Cruz are the big boys.

  3. Submitted by Tom Christensen on 08/22/2012 - 09:07 pm.

    Now there is prime time excitement

    I wonder if Pawlenty plans to explain how he left Minnesota with a $6,000,000,000 debt. Or will he talk about how he was an absentee Governor while he worked on his future and forgot ours. Maybe it will be how he was unable to work with others. I’m sure it will be a riveting speech loaded with all the republican talking points, delivered forcefully. Voters, Pawlenty is a prime example the republicans are bankrupt just like their policies have bankrupted America through their “Fiscal Conservatism. As you can see the title of “Fiscal Conservative” the republicans have given themselves doesn’t have any meaning. Voters, the choice is yours in November.

  4. Submitted by Logan Foreman on 08/23/2012 - 08:06 am.


    Should do us a favor and stay in Florida.

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