Via The Detroit Free Press, here is the revised convention schedule which has been altered due to Hurricane Isaac. Monday will simply be an opening call to order followed by a recess. All major events and speeches have been moved back to Tuesday through Thursday. See the complete convention schedule below.

Monday, August 27, 2012

2:00 p.m.

Chairman of the RNC Reince Priebus

Call to Order/Start Debt Clocks

2:10 p.m.

Announcement of Recess

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

2:00 p.m.

Chairman of the RNC Reince Priebus

Color Guard Knights of Columbus

Pledge of Allegiance by Former Governor Tim Babcock (MT)/ Tom Hogan (FL)

National Anthem sung by Philip Alongi

Invocation by Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

Opening procedural steps, appointment of convention committees

Welcoming remarks, and House and Senate candidates and RNC auxiliaries

RNC Chairman Priebus

RNC Co-Chairman Sharon Day

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn

Convention Chief Executive Officer William Harris

Chairman of Tampa Bay Host Committee Al Austin

Republican Congressional Candidates

State Delegate Barbara Comstock (VA)

Representative Tim Griffin (AR)

Republican Senate Candidates

Republican National Committee auxiliaries

Consideration of convention committee reports

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus

Committee on Credentials Chairman Mike Duncan

Committee on Permanent Organization Chairwoman Zoraida Fonalledas

Convention Permanent Chairman Speaker John Boehner, Presiding

Official Convention Photograph

Committee on Rules Chairman John Sununu

Committee on Resolutions Chairman Governor Bob McDonnell

Committee on Resolutions Co-Chairman U.S. Senator John Hoeven

Committee on Resolutions Co-Chairman U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn

Roll Call for Nomination of President of the United States

Roll Call for Nomination of Vice President of the United States

6:40 p.m.


7:00 p.m.


Remarks by Speaker John Boehner

Remarks by RNC Chairman Reince Priebus

Video and remarks by Mayor Mia Love (Saratoga Springs, UT), U.S. congressional candidate

Remarks by Janine Turner

Remarks by former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum

Remarks by Host, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers

8:00 p.m.

Remarks by U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (NH), accompanied by Jack Gilchrist

Remarks by Governor John Kasich (OH)

Remarks by Governor Mary Fallin (OK)

Remarks by Governor Bob McDonnell (VA), accompanied by Bev Gray

Remarks by Governor Scott Walker (WI)

9:00 p.m.

Remarks by Governor Brian Sandoval (NV)

Remarks by Sher Valenzuela (small business owner, candidate for DE Lt. Governor)

Remarks by Senate Republican Candidate Ted Cruz (TX)

Remarks by Artur Davis

Remarks by Governor Nikki Haley (SC)

10:00 p.m.

Remarks by Mrs. Luce’ Vela Fortuno

Remarks by Mrs. Ann Romney

Remarks by Governor Chris Christie (NJ)

Benediction by Sammy Rodriguez


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

7:00 p.m.

Convention convenes

Call to order

Introduction of Colors by Amputee Veterans of America Support Team (AVAST)

Pledge of Allegiance by Brigadier General Patrick E. Rea, US Army (Ret.)

National Anthem sung by Ayla Brown

Invocation by Ishwar Singh

Ron Paul Video

Remarks by Senate Republican Leader and Convention Temporary Chairman Mitch McConnell (KY)

Remarks by Senator Rand Paul (KY)

Remarks by Christopher Devlin-Young and Jeanine McDonnell

8:00 p.m.

Remarks by Senator John McCain (AZ)

Remarks by Attorney General Pam Bondi (FL) and Attorney General Sam Olens (GA)

Remarks by Governor Bobby Jindal (LA)

Remarks by Senator John Thune (SD)

Remarks by Senator Rob Portman (OH)

9:00 p.m.

Remarks by Governor Luis Fortuno (PR) 

Remarks by Governor Tim Pawlenty (MN)

Bush 41, 43 Film

Remarks by Mike Huckabee

10:00 p.m.

Remarks by Condoleezza Rice

Remarks by Governor Susana Martinez (NM)

Remarks by vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan

Benediction by Archbishop Demetrios


Thursday, August 30, 2012

7:00 p.m.

Convention convenes

Call to order

Introduction of Colors US Central Command Joint Forces Color Guard Team

Pledge of Allegiance by Dylan Nonaka

National Anthem sung by SEVEN

Invocation by Ken and Priscilla Hutchins

Remarks by U.S. Rep. Connie Mack (FL)

Reagan Legacy Video

Remarks by Newt and Callista Gingrich

Remarks by Craig Romney

8:00 p.m.

Remarks by Governor former Jeb Bush (FL)

Remarks by Bob White, chairman of Romney for President campaign

Remarks by Grant Bennett

Remarks by Tom Stemberg

9:00 p.m.

Remarks by former Massachusetts Lt. Governor Kerry Healey

Remarks by Jane Edmonds, former Massachusetts Secretary of Workforce

Remarks by Olympians Michael Eruzione, Derek Parra and Kim Rhode

10:00 p.m.

Remarks by U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (FL)

Remarks by presidential nominee Mitt Romney

Benediction by Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan

Speaker Boehner declares convention adjourned

Schedule subject to change at any time.


  1. Ron Paul just scorned the Republican party, and the RNC is showing a Ron Paul video on Wednesday night, in prime time? How stupid can they get?

  2. From ABC News:

    TAMPA, Fla. — [Ron] Paul took center stage at his “We Are the Future” rally at the University of South Florida today. Animated and witty, he stuck to the message of limited government, the central theme of his presidential bid and a message he has been delivering all of his life.

    In an otherwise highly scripted week for the party, the event on the eve of the kickoff of the Republicans’ nominating convention, was seen as unpredictable.

    Paul ended active campaigning in June and unlike most of his GOP rivals, hasn’t endorsed Mitt Romney’s candidacy. He told The New York Times for a story Sunday that he was denied a chance to speak because he refused to let the Romney campaign vet his remarks and give an unconditional endorsement. Paul amassed more than 150 delegates to the convention.

    Paul encouraged his supporters to continue until their views are the GOP mainstream. “With the energy that we have, it seems to me they would be begging and pleading for us to come into the party.”

    Despite the conciliatory gestures, some of Paul’s ardent supports believe the Republican Party is marginalizing him. “It’s nice they’re doing a tribute, but it doesn’t change my opinion of them,” said Susie Mann, 55, of Columbus, Ohio. “Let the man speak.”



    Unlike Ron, Rand apparently doesn’t mind being a dummy for the GOP ventriloquists. Do we know for sure that Ron is his father?? I mean, could we get a DNA test?

  3. God bless C-span. They showed the entire Ron Paul event. It was great. I hope the RNC chokes on its “rules”. They can celebrate til the cows come home. Romney will not be accepted by thousands of Ron Paul supporters. They snubbed us once too often. God is in charge. It’s not over yet. Liberty wins!

  4. From the Christian Science Monitor:

    Is Ron Paul getting a raw deal from the Republican National Committee? That’s the question among some of his committed supporters as Mr. Paul and the RNC near an agreement intended to ensure harmony on the floor at next week’s Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.

    Many Paul foot soldiers believed that they had already won control of the Louisiana, Massachusetts, and Maine delegations at state party conventions. They feel Mitt Romney’s campaign is now yanking away those victories by charging that they were the result of procedural irregularities.

    “The GOP acts like this is some sort of game show,” wrote one commentator on the Daily Paul comment forum Wednesday.

    “I remember a time, not too long ago, where WE would be the ones giving [Romney] 17 delegates and keeping the rest. And, now? NO MORE COMPROMISING!” wrote another.

    • Not like the party at all. One would think they would give RP everything his supporters want up to a point the toss them under the bus. Then again with Romney being the chosen one maybe the democrats are indeed in control.

  5. From the Seattle Times:

    TAMPA — Sarina Forbes knows the Republican National Convention this week is supposed to be about Mitt Romney’s coronationas the GOP nominee.

    But as a supporter of Texas Congressman Ron Paul, Forbes, one of 40 Washington delegates at the convention, still isn’t ready to fall in line behind the party’s nominee.

    A Seattle nurse who works for Group Health, Forbes, 54, is one of five Washington delegates who pledged to Paul, and she spent Sunday with thousands of other Paul supporters at a rally at the University of South Florida’s Sun Dome, a short drive from official convention downtown.

    “I don’t know Romney’s message. He has had so many messages,” Forbes said.

  6. From Fox:

    TAMPA, Fla. – Rep. Ron Paul, with his trademark fervor, used a counter-convention rally in Tampa Sunday to take shots at a Republican establishment he claimed was “failing” the country.

    As the 77-year-old congressman prepares to retire after three presidential bids and decades in Congress, Paul told a rowdy crowd that the party would eventually drift into his “tent.”

    “We’ll get into the tent, believe me, because we’ll become the tent eventually,” Paul said. “Once they know we are the future they will know about us.”

  7. The ONLY way that Ron Paul – and/or any of his ‘CULT’ followers will ever ‘get into the tent’ – will be with their cauldron of their ‘Witches Brew’ … I think a guy by the last name of ‘Jones’ tried to do that with ‘Kool-Aid’ some years ago.

    There is an old saying that goes something like this … ‘The rotten apple always falls close to the tree’ …

    Thankfully the case is not true … as long as Sen Rand Paul FINALLY acknowledges that his ‘Dad’ is a loose cannon!

    • The sooner we get into the RP tent the easier it will be. The red tent is much weaker this year than it was last and either candidate promises the tent will weaken even more in the near future but long after they are out of office it will begin to strengthen

      Ron Paul promises to strengthen the tent the first year he is in office and is very specific on the hows.

      I’m talking color here, red vs black. The bottom line $ $ $

  8. Question for the Ron Paul supporters. Come election day, whom will you vote for? And how do you feel about Paul Ryan? Just would rather hear it from the source instead of layers of media interference. Thanks!

    • We are in a time of corporatism, Obama entered with a lot of HOPE. I personally believed that many investigations would come. On the feds, big banking, wall street, the military industrial complex, and a bit of light in to the excesses of power groups. A mayor deception to see it’s all biz as usual. Many criminals still at large.
      Romney would not be any different. President’s can do some in exchange for giving up much more, but ultimately most is has to be done by congress and whatever pressure we the people or the lobbyist groups can put on them. Romney is a good man. A weak candidate, but a competent manager. He would do some good, but nothing close to as needed.
      Ryan, nice guy. Never had any other job than Congress since he graduated. He’s above all of us. That’s why he can afford to live unaffected by the adjustments he proposes. He is a great choice for VP, mostly because he legitimizes Romney unifying the base of the party and seducing some independent conservatives and swing voters.

      I use to be a republican since I was a kid,, then became independent since the RNC was hijacked. As usual, I will not play in to the rigged Romney-Obama game. I will vote my conscience. Libertarian: Johnson.

      • Yeah, I already posted I would go with Johnson. Maybe someone could tell me what there is not to like about the guy. Guess I could just google in “Johnson’s baggage” and find out for myself bet I just might find out something I don’t want to know. LOL

    • Ryan wants cameras in every bedroom in America, no way. Might voter for Johnson if RP isn’t on the ticket.

  9. ???? Do we have to purchase tickets to get in, to listen to the speakers???

    I attempted to call the TBT Forum, whom were terrible ignorant of the whole event!! ~wow~ terrible customer service! Thx Tampa Bay… … ..
    very disappointed right now!

    Anyone know??

  10. Are you guys kidding? You’re as bad as liberals voting for Obama because they don’t want abortion overturned. This election is about the economy and if you don’t vote for Romney, you’ll be voting for Obama. You can’t really believe, being a Ron Paul supporter, that that is the right path? I agree with mant of Ron Paul’s economic ideas but not some of his other ideas…but if he were the nominee I sure would support him. Obama must be stopped…and you’re not helping.

    • Guess I’m blind but I see no difference other than where the money is going to be spent. Adding 100K government employees to the federal payroll is a lot worse than adding a million to the welfare rolls.

    • I could be happy with either as doves are really hard to come by in politics. Just too much money in defense.

    • Seems all of TV has gone that way. Only two guys that let their guests speak are Jerry Springer and David Gregory


      “The GOP is smarter than we”!

      While, We The People, have hopes of saving our Nation — THEY, the GOP Elite, has none.

      We are idealistic — believers that Truth, Liberty and Justice will eventually prevail, thus saving US from imminent economic collapse and the loss of all freedoms!

      The GOP Establishment has no such illusions — THEY want to assure that ONLY THEY and THEIR OWN have first dibs on the choices pieces of meat, when the carving of the American People starts. THEY do not want rejuvenation of the Republican Party, nor is stagnation enough — PURGING is needed, so THEY are first in line to pick our bones clean when the economic collapse starts. (Same goes for the Dems in power).

      We, the Real American People (the producers), are the HOST — and THEY, the Non-Producers, are the Parasites!

      While the Host was strong and healthy in the past — the parasites fed well with little notice on OUR loss.

      But, NOW the Parasites have become GREATER than the HOST — meaning in order to survive, THEY have to suck MORE blood out of US than we can produce for ourselves, let alone THEM.

      Realizing this, THEY are preparing the road ONLY for THEMSELVES and THEIR OWN to strip our carcass clean (after they’ve sucked US dry).

      Now, back to working two jobs Real Americans, so you can produce some more to feed THEM longer…until THEY are finally ready to send you to the glue factory… (“Animal Farm” by George Orwell).

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