September 2nd, 2008
07:32 AM ET
14 years ago

GOP decides to resume its convention

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Delegates attend the Republican convention on Monday."]ST. PAUL, Minnesota (CNN) - The Republican National Convention, cut back Monday because of Hurricane Gustav's arrival on the U.S. Gulf Coast, will resume a full schedule Tuesday, convention officials said.

President Bush will deliver his address, which had been set for Monday, via satellite at 9:30 p.m. ET Tuesday, officials said.

Tuesday's theme will be "Who is John McCain," officials said.

Former Sen. Fred Thompson, who ran in the early GOP 2008 presidential primaries, and Sen. Joe Lieberman, the Democrat's 2000 vice presidential nominee, will deliver prime time speeches following President Bush.

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, John McCain's choice for vice president, is scheduled to address the GOP convention Wednesday night.

GOP officials said the convention will still have an emphasis on helping those impacted by Gustav's passage through the Gulf states.

The decision to go forward with the convention schedule was made with the agreement of all Gulf coast governors, convention officials said.

soundoff (103 Responses)
  1. steve dumford, Scotts valley ca.

    All these obamabotic haters just can't accept that McCain is dead even with Mr. Done Nothing in the polls. What they don't understand is that most Americans, and especially the ones who actually vote, can't identify with the celebrity filled, idol worshiping, glitzy, hollywood production that was supposed to be the Dems Convention.

    The lemmings that follow their idols every breath, don't realize that all his promises he made in his glitzy speech are absolutely unattainable in the near future. Anybody with any brains realizes that no matter what he says, the money and the math just don't add up.

    Of yeah, and then there's the lies in his speech. He said that McCain is against equal pay for equal work which couldn't be further from the truth. McCain simply voted against an extension of the period that people have to sue over this matter. They already have 6 months. I guess lawyers, of which Bama is one, would be for this because it would give them more oppotunitys to pad their pockets.

    Obama should know what lawyers can do as that's how he got into the Illinois legislature. By sending a team of lawyers to disqualify the signatures on the election petitions of all the other people running against him until no one was left. Now that's what I call a stand up guy. I'd follow him over the cliff anytime.

    September 2, 2008 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  2. Vegas

    good... back to buisness...

    Congrats to Palin as well... glad to see they lack the hypocracy of the Obama campaign... no baby killing in that family...

    McCain/Palin 08/12

    Funny how Barry keeps falling in the polls... what a joke he is

    September 2, 2008 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  3. L Conrad

    As an American (not a Republican or a Democrat), I believe real change is cleaning up Washington! Sarah Pelin is the first caudate to make me believe that is possible. Selling the state jet on Ebay? Say no more! She's got my vote!

    September 2, 2008 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
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