GOP Decides to Let Rick Scott Speak at RNC

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So, the Republican are having their National Convention in Florida, which is slightly uncomfortable for conservatives as Florida has one of the least popular Republican governors in the country. Despite some early speculation to the contrary, however, the Romney campaign has given Gov. Rick Scott a tiny little speaking spot during primetime on the first day of the convention. Might as well get the Scott speech over with, we guess.

The RNC released the schedule for the first day of the RNC, and lo and behold Scott actually made the cut. He'll be speaking sometime after 7:45 p.m., directly after House Speaker John Boehner and right before GOP chairman Reince Priebus. Though, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will have far more prominent speaking spots later in the night.

"What I'm going to talk about is pretty much what I do every day and what I ran on," Scott told reporters this morning. "It's how do we get our state back to work."

Which is odd, considering the Romney campaign has been trying to portray Florida's economy as still struggling under Obama, while Scott meanwhile is trying to take credit for any recovery.

The national GOP hasn't embraced Scott all that much. He didn't offer an endorsement during the presidential primary, and given his unpopularity, that just seemed fine with the candidates.

Several other Floridians will get more important speaking spots during the campaign. Marco Rubio will have the honor of introducing Mitt Romney on Thursday night. Former Governor Jeb Bush and Senate candidate Connie Mack IV will also address the convention.

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roxanne123
roxanne123

Rick Scott cut medicaid from the sickest  disabled  poor 20 tear olds to 100 old and without permission.this is a person who wants the lessunforinate to get us off the cliff  everyone knows he doesnt want to help us but hurt us and his pinkslip is waiting with the many who backed him up he is cruel so cruel f;lorida we should have known

 

 

drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter

However, the stadium where the GOP will be announcing “We Built This!” was financed primarily by the government. The Tampa Bay Times Forum arena, which houses the Tampa Bay Lightning, was built in 1996 as the “Ice Palace” with 62% government funds. The total budget for the project was $139 million, of which public money accounted for $86 million and team money accounted for $53 million.

Kim Shulman
Kim Shulman

Ha ha ha I wasnt told Circus was coming tp town.

Rhys Weigner
Rhys Weigner

this guy and mitt are the same 1% but this guy is a crook mr 75 times i plead the 5th

George Hoover
George Hoover

THIS GOP CAMPAIGN IS LIKE A CASE STUDY IN HOW not TO WIN AN ELECTION...GOV DOUCHEBAG OUGHT TO MAKE PEEPS CRINGE.

Barbara Marquez
Barbara Marquez

Nice, what the hell is this type of person speaking .... No other choice..... Glimpse of what is a possibity, ouch.

Sean Chambers
Sean Chambers

He looks like a crook to me, oh wait. He is one.

Alex Cue
Alex Cue

Rick Scott looks like a younger Voldemort.

Alex Cue
Alex Cue

Rick Scott looks like a younger Voldemort.

Steve Klare
Steve Klare

I hear Biden is inTPA next week they could have the dumbstb VP Speak instead

Gary McFly
Gary McFly

:douche lib commentator attempting to mold sheeple brains with their opinion:

David Alzate
David Alzate

good maybe these.fuking.morons will probably turn to the other party

Lou8414
Lou8414

@MiamiNewTimes Rick Scott is an idiot!

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