September 3rd, 2008
10:53 AM ET
13 years ago

Former GOP rivals to take the stage

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Three former rivals will speak Wednesday night."] ST. PAUL, Minnesota (CNN) - Sen. John McCain's former rivals for the GOP presidential nomination will take center stage at the Republican National Convention Wednesday night.

Party officials say that Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee will all speak in prime time at the Xcel Energy Center, site of the Republican convention.

Giuliani, the former New York City Mayor, scrapped his run presidency in late January.

Watch: Giuliani slams Obama, defends Palin

Romney, the former Massachusetts Governor, gave up his bid for the White House in February. He was on the short list of potential running mates for McCain.

Huckabee, the former Arkansas Governor, dropped out one month later.

All three men backed John McCain after ending their campaigns.

Watch: Castellanos breaks down the GOP's first night

soundoff (210 Responses)
  1. Carmon Minneapolis MN

    They have the nerve to call Obama a superstar?

    They have:
    Palin- the runner up Beauty Queen News Sportscaster
    Jesse- WWF"The Body" Steroid Freak Ventura
    Arnold- The Terminator
    Fred Thompson- The Law & Order Reject.

    Just to name a few, speaking at their national convention. Can anyone say HYPOCRITE!!!!!!!!

    September 3, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  2. andrew s. rostolder

    OMG HUIE DUIE AND LOUIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 3, 2008 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  3. Pee for Poultice

    The Repubs are trying to master the art of making silk purses out of sow's ears...Pork is still pig, anyway you cut it.

    September 3, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  4. Bulldog

    Is it true that Bristol Palin was out of school with mono for 5 months before and during Trig's birth? I've been hearing this but just wondered if it is really true.

    September 3, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  5. Bulldog

    convention is full of narrow minded, self interest, liars and manipulators that refuse to tell us what they will do for the country but rather just attack the other side. Not a word about how they will improve this horrible economy that they got us into, not a word about how they will help children and families get health care insurance. No they just want to attack the other side and say what's wrong with them rather than tell us how they can help and improve this great country of ours from the corruption of the Bush and Cheney administration.

    A bunch of frauds – just more of the same smear and fear – no solutions.

    September 3, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  6. Pee for Poultice

    Pork is still pig.

    September 3, 2008 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  7. JB

    "Country First" America will vote for someone who can best run the country, not some kind of Paris Hilton popularity contest. These are dangerous times and we need a strong leader like John McCain.

    September 3, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  8. karen-phoenix

    Anyone of these people would have been soooooo much more qualified than who he picked. At least they are for the UNITED States of America and Alaska First and wanting to succeed from the union. John McCain has truely lost his mind completely–no maverick–just brain damaged from his stint in Vietnam and because of money they label him a maverick to cover it up!!! HOW can the rest of the republican party NOT see it?!!!! I have been a republican for over 40 years–NO MORE-Obama first–at least he's for keeping our nation together!!

    September 3, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  9. Lisa

    In a nutshell. Old politics and A VP not ready to lead a nation.
    Take your chances with Obama and Biden. A least his message is of Change, McCain message of Coutry first really kind of leave us all out there with our pant down with a soccer mom. I am not taken that chance with my vote.

    September 3, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  10. M. Winners, Mesa, AZ

    Being that the GOP is "the chosen" party of the Taliban-like religious right I guess these three guys are the neocons version of the three wise men, right?
    Fummy, I see them as the three stooges. Guess I'm just not christian enough...

    September 3, 2008 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
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