Republican National Convention events begin on Monday, September 1st from the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Political betting odds have Republican hopeful John McCain running about even with Democratic candidate Barack Obama in the race for U.S. President. It is expected that the Republican National Convention will give McCain a bump in the political betting polls. Republican National Convention events will have President George W. Bush speaking on Monday as well as Vice President Dick Cheney.
Many political betting experts believe that McCain wants to get the President out of the way early in the Republican National Convention so that he can distance himself and portray his candidacy as different. A number of other speakers are on the docket for the Republican National Convention on Monday including California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The Republican National Convention schedule for Tuesday, September 2nd is highlighted by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Other speakers on the Tuesday schedule are former governor Tom Ridge, former senator Fred Thompson, former governor Mike Huckabee and others.
Wednesday’s Republican National Convention schedule has the vice presidential nominee giving a key speech. Also on the Republican National Convention schedule for Wednesday is Cindy McCain. Two of the leading candidates for the VP nomination are also schedule for this day of the Republican National Convention as former governor Mitt Romney and Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison are expected to speak.
The Thursday schedule for the Republican National Convention will be highlighted by John McCain’s acceptance speech. He will lay out his plan for America and contrast his positions with that of Obama. This will be the key day of the convention as many voters around the United States will be watching to see if McCain provides a clear choice for the country in the race against Obama.
The 2008 Republican National Convention is expected to draw about 45,000 delegates to the Xcel Energy Center during the week. An interesting tidbit about political betting history tells us that 2008 is the first Presidential election since 1928 without an incumbent president or vice president seeking the nomination.
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