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    Getting close! I am going to be in front of my TV for four days striaght!

    On Monday, August 30, the convention will open and welcome delegates with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Arizona Senator John McCain and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

    On Tuesday, August 31, First Lady Laura Bush, the Honorable Rod Paige and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will address the nation in primetime.

    On Wednesday, September 1, Mrs. Lynne Cheney, Vice President Dick Cheney and Georgia Democratic Senator Zell Miller will headline the 2004 Republican National Convention program.

    On Thursday, September 2, the convention's final evening, Governor George Pataki will introduce President George W. Bush who will accept his party's nomination to lead our country for another four years.
     
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    After totally avoiding watching Bush Slam fest in Boston I have my popcorn ready to go for the real convention :wine:
     
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    Hi DEF GOP convention...24 hour coverage gavel to gavel on Voom.....

    Pretty cool!

    I watched most of the DEM convention, and did not learn anything at all about Kerry....I thought that was the point! THK did nothing to help her husband, she just talked about herself.

    Barak Obama was definitely the most impressive (and of course Sharpton was....well....Sharpton)

    It will be interesting to see the GOP make their case to the undecided voters out there, who will have their eyes and ears open. Of course, I expect to see partisan attacks from the DNC, just as the GOP did during the Kerry fest.

    On a side note, I understand that the GOP has doubled their balloon order, and has been rehearsing the drop, so that there will me no embarrassing...."Go balloons!, Where the F@c< are the bolloons, Go BALLOONS!!!!"
     
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    Thanks for the heads-up GOP Jeff. Should be fun to compare.

    Additional program speakers to address the 2004 Republican National Convention include:

    &#61550; Senator Bill Frist (R-TN) As Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate, Sen. Frist has earned the trust and respect of his colleagues on both sides of the aisle. Dr. Frist is a surgeon by trade and is passionate about global health care issues. In 2000, Sen. Frist was elected to a second term by the largest vote total ever received by a candidate for statewide election in the history of Tennessee. Sen. Frist currently serves as chairman of the 2004 Republican Convention Platform Committee and co-chair of the Bush-Cheney '04 Tennessee Leadership Team.

    &#61550; Senator Elizabeth Dole (R-NC) Elizabeth Dole has had a remarkable public service career, serving five United States Presidents and winning 54 percent of the vote in November 2002 to serve the people of North Carolina in the United States Senate. Sen. Dole currently serves as chair of the Bush-Cheney '04 North Carolina Leadership Team.

    &#61550; Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) Sen. Santorum, who has served in the United States Senate since 1995, is now the third ranking Republican in the Senate and serves as Conference Chairman. Sen. Santorum is a leader in the fight to reform and improve America's social welfare system and he has worked closely with President Bush on numerous aspects of his compassion agenda. Sen. Santorum currently serves as co-chair of the Bush-Cheney '04 Pennsylvania Leadership Team.

    &#61550; Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS) In 1996, the people of Kansas elected Sam Brownback as their 32nd U.S. Senator, filling out the unexpired portion of Sen. Bob Dole's term. In 1998, they re- elected Brownback to a second term. Brownback shares the president's vision of growing the economy through tax relief, vigorously defending this country in the War on Terror, and building a culture of responsibility. Sen. Brownback currently serves as Co-Chair of the Bush-Cheney '04 Kansas Leadership Team.

    &#61550; Rep. Dennis Hastert (R-IL) A former high school teacher and wrestling coach, Hastert is now serving his third term as Speaker of the House and his ninth term as the Republican Congressman for Illinois' 14th Congressional District. He has worked closely with President Bush and has been instrumental to the passage of numerous initiatives including the No Child Left Behind legislation and the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003. Rep. Hastert currently serves as Permanent Chairman of the 2004 Republican National Convention and honorary chair of the Bush-Cheney '04 Illinois Campaign Leadership Team.

    &#61550; Lt. Gov. Michael Steele (R-MD) In January 2003, Steele made Maryland history when he was elected to serve as the first African American to be elected statewide in the 350-year history of the state and the first Republican lieutenant governor in Maryland's history. Lt. Gov. Steele currently serves as vice chair of the Maryland Bush-Cheney '04 Leadership Team and is a member of the African Americans for Bush National Steering Committee.

    &#61550; Rep. Heather Wilson (R-NM) Congresswoman Wilson is the first woman since Georgia Lusk in 1948 to serve in Congress from New Mexico and the first woman veteran in American history elected to serve in Congress. A 1982 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Rep. Wilson seeks to create opportunities for New Mexico residents through economic security, improved education and greater access to quality health care.

    &#61550; Rep. Anne Northup (R-KY) As Representative of the Third District of Kentucky, Rep. Northup has been recognized for her straightforward, honest style and her willingness to take on tough issues. She is an aggressive advocate for education reform and serves on the prestigious Appropriations Committee. Rep. Northup currently serves as a vice chair of the Bush-Cheney '04 Kentucky Leadership Team.

    &#61550; Erika Harold In September 2002, Erika Harold, a 22-year old representing her home state of Illinois, was crowned Miss America 2003. Erika traveled the country to promote her platform, "Preventing Youth Violence and Bullying: Respect Yourself, Protect Yourself." A role model to millions, Erika shared her personal story as a victim of bullying and violence at a young age. She currently attends Harvard Law School and hopes to pursue a career in public interest law and public policy.

    Source: http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=157-07202004
     
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    I think that, absent a terrorist or anarchist attack (a.k.a. large diesorderly protests), the Rep. convention will be pretty much of a snoozer. This is because, like the DNC, I think a lot of people find them boring and probably won't watch. I also think that a lot of "undecided" voters will wait until the last few weeks of the election to make up their minds - probably based on what unfolds between now and then - including debates and how Iraq is looking.

    IMO, it's pretty boring to watch politicians preach to the faithful - unless Reagan is on stage that is. (And I don't mean the little Ron Reagan, the REAL one.)
     
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    I want to compare the significant balloon strategy of each convention!

    :cof:
     
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    The GOP is trying to hide it's true identity at this convention. They are trotting out every centrist in the party, while muzzling the hardcore conservatives that make up the majority of the party. This is an attempt by Dubya to paint himself as something other than what he is - a virulently hardcore right wing conservative beholden to the bible-thumping religious right of his party.

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    Good guess, acludem, but sorry, you do not win the grand prize. But for your efforts you get an all expense paid trip to wonderful Baggs, WY for the Dude Ranch experience of a lifetime!

    Enjoy the comforts of your own bedroll, and you'll sleep much better under the stars after a full day of rustling lil' dogies!!!!!

    Congratulations, and feel free to play anytime you like!
     

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