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. Rob

    Read the last paragraph. Romney was mcBush's worst critic. And now....He is his biggest supporter. Yay! These guys make me ill.

    August 20, 2008 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  2. Deniese

    Stay away. Stop trying to still the spotlight

    August 20, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  3. David Peter

    Who cares McCain cannot win

    August 20, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  4. John in Ohio

    Hahahaha

    Oh wow. What a loser. Any chance we could get Hillary to go to Minnesota?

    August 20, 2008 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  5. fella from Chicago

    And this is why the polls show today Obama leads by a scant percentage point. The Republicans are good at disruption. It's like having an itch that you can't reach. They're a joy to watch at work. God Bless the Party of Abraham Lincoln.

    August 20, 2008 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  6. Phil, Ashburn, VA

    This guy is so arrogant.

    August 20, 2008 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  7. Foreign observer

    Can´t help he reminds me at Goofy. His possible job – looking for the health status of McCain.

    August 20, 2008 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  8. anonmouys

    romney for obama vp

    August 20, 2008 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  9. anonymous

    Maybe we need an arrogant and aggresive leader for a change. Yes we can. This is what our country needs is a strong leader.

    August 20, 2008 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  10. Jann, Denver CO

    The very idea that this guy will be in my city makes my skin crawl.

    August 20, 2008 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  11. JoJo

    I think this is awful. Convention week is the one time each party get's to focus on themselves and tell the American people about their platform, and now this.

    This man is shameful and I hope the Dems return the dastardly act.

    O/08

    August 20, 2008 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  12. Hillary Rocks

    Hey Mitt-

    how about setting the record stratight on your own flip-flopping self?

    Like how you magically became pro-life and anti-gay just a year before beginning your presidential campaign-

    Oh- and who are you to criticize Barack's foreign policy experience when you only served four years as a state governor and have absolutely no other government experience, let alone foreign policy experience?

    Oh, and by the way Mitt, I really wish you won the nomination, 'cause you would have been creamed.

    August 20, 2008 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  13. read this republican joke

    Subject: The Lie Clock

    A man died and went to heaven. As he stood in front of St. Peter at the
    Pearly Gates, he saw a huge wall of clocks behind him.

    He asked, "What are all those clocks?"

    St. Peter answered, "Those are Lie-Clocks. Everyone on Earth has a
    Lie-Clock. Every time you lie the hands on your clock will move."

    "Oh," said the man, "whose clock is that?"

    "That's Mother Teresa's. The hands have never moved, indicating that she
    never told a lie."

    "Incredible," said the man". And whose clock is that one?"

    St. Peter responded, "That's Abraham Lincoln's clock. The hands have
    moved twice, telling us that Abe told only two lies in his entire life."

    "Where's President Bush's clock?" asked the man.

    "Bush's clock is in Jesus' office.

    He's using it as a ceiling fan.

    Obama 08

    August 20, 2008 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  14. Brenda, MN

    This is why I want the Republicans to lose so badly. They are shameful. So now he going to crash the Democratic Convention. He's a snake.

    If I were the party of the WORST PRESIDENT IN MODERN HISTORY, I'd go hide under a rock somewhere.

    August 20, 2008 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  15. PG

    By the way have any of his sons enlisted in the service yet? Just wondering.

    August 20, 2008 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  16. Candace

    This guy really gives me a bad vibe everytime I see or hear about him. I agree with Phil "so arrogant"....

    August 20, 2008 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  17. hillybilly

    good.he can join the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse:bush/cheney/mccain/lieberman.i hope his hair breaks.

    August 20, 2008 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  18. Elaine wilson

    If Obama doesn't pick Hillary Clinton , then I support Mcain and Romney.

    August 20, 2008 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  19. lee

    Sounds like the above Demon-Crats are scared. LOL You should be.

    August 20, 2008 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  20. No Respect

    Don't worry, they'll be plenty of protesters crashing their party as well. Romney is a snake, and I can't wait until he's out of the national picture. Money couldn't buy him the presidency, let's see if it can buy him the VP slot.

    August 20, 2008 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  21. anonymous

    How utterly funny!!

    Go get 'em McCain!!!

    August 20, 2008 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  22. Amazed

    Why?

    August 20, 2008 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  23. Alice Brinkley

    GOV ROMNEY IS SUPER-INTELLIGENT; WILL DO A GOOD JOB IN WHATEVER HE DOES.

    August 20, 2008 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  24. Capt. Smash, Salt Lake City, Utah

    Come on McCain Pick the Mormon, please, please, please, I beg you pick the Mormon.

    August 20, 2008 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  25. J. Dean, Juno Beach, FLORIDA

    AFTER LOOSING HIS PRESIDENT NOMINATION, THIS MAN IS AN IDIOT FOR TALKING ABOUT ELECTION AND ABOUT A POSSIBLE VP POSITION WITH ANOTHER LOOSER.
    DO NOT MORE FROM A LOOSER. LET HIM DO WHATEVER HE LIKES.

    August 20, 2008 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
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