August 20th, 2008
03:50 PM ET
6 years ago

Romney heading to Denver

Romney will take McCain’s message to Denver next week during the Democratic convention.
Romney will take McCain’s message to Denver next week during the Democratic convention.

(CNN) – Some Republican politicians are skipping their party’s convention this year - but top McCain surrogate and GOP vice presidential contender Mitt Romney is heading to both.

A Romney representative confirmed Wednesday that he plans to crash the Democrats’ party in Denver next week.

“Governor Romney will speak to the press to set the record straight on John McCain and make the case for his election,” said a spokesman for the former Massachusetts governor.

Details are still being worked out - but contrary to reports, he will not be addressing a Republican “counter-rally.” It is more likely that he will hold a press conference accompanied by several other Republicans.

Romney was McCain’s most critical opponent during the Republican race for the nomination, but has since become a stalwart supporter. He is believed to rank highly on McCain’s vice presidential shortlist.

The Arizona senator is expected to name his choice for VP at an event in Ohio next Friday, the day after the Democratic convention ends.

soundoff (135 Responses)
  1. flbill

    Reading this blog it is clear to me why McCain is closing the gap. Obama supporters are unbelievable. Anything or anyone that doesn't agree with them is trashed online on these blogs. The fact is that a large percentage of the population – apparently growing – is not as excited about Obama and his platform as you are. That's democracy – sorry but we are still allowed to have an opinion. Also, I find it revealing that no one wants Romney in Denver. Where was the outcry when Obama went to St. Paul to show off after he was annointed the democratic frontrunner? I hope more republicans go to Denver especially after Obama and company have clearly stated that it is there intent to trash McCain there.

    August 20, 2008 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  2. What?

    So this is how it works…get information to McCain word by word so he will know what to write at the GOP convention………prepared to study and practice what to say after the Democratic convention……Right…….this will help you make voters think you are as smart as Obama…Want to be ready on DAY ONE……
    Same as the Evangelist forum….send in a WTBGOP – 15 mins. of fame supporter while the radio play in the hotel/car....oh...that's right McCain was said to be in a secluded place, where he couldn't hear Obama or the Preacher man……………...hahahahaah.

    OBAMA 08

    August 20, 2008 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  3. California Gold

    As long as Romney stops in Denver, Colorado I'm happy. Don't want Mr. Ken Doll anywhere near my state.

    August 20, 2008 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  4. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    All the kings horses and all the kings men won't make John McCain win. Bush/McCain days are numbered.

    August 20, 2008 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  5. ENE M DIAZ

    VOTERS ARE SWINGING TO ,MC CAIN ,WHO IS AHEAD ON ALL THE POLLS, FACE TO THE GENERAL ELECTION ON NEXT NOVEMBER. HE NEED A LITLE BIT OF LUCK TO WIN ON NOVEMBER// IN THE OTHER HAND OBAMA IS IN LUCK WITH HIS LUCRATIVE CAREER AS A FILMMAKER.

    August 20, 2008 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  6. Tammy - KCMO

    Romney = major suckup to the republican party.
    I will be so happy when this election is over!

    August 20, 2008 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  7. bob

    Mitt Romney vs. a crowd of 75 thousand people. mmmmh, let's see!

    August 20, 2008 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  8. GW

    You sniveling liberal dummies make me laugh. wait till mccain/romney kick your butt in novermber, then we'll see whos laughin.

    August 20, 2008 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  9. Tara

    Any respect I had for Mitt is gone.

    August 20, 2008 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  10. Alan Boyer

    Romney will be the only has-been in Denver. The rest will be speaking in Minnesota.

    August 20, 2008 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
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