Wedged between a group of prominent Olympians from the 2002 Games and Marco Rubio are three words on the schedule, “To Be Announced”. It’s a prime-time speaking slot, with only Mitt Romney himself following Rubio. Who could it possibly be? Given where it lies in the schedule, I can only imagine it’s an Olympian with a little more “star power” or a major endorsement, perhaps from a prominent Democrat. The Wall Street Journal teases the surprise:
TAMPA, Fla. – Republican convention planners appear to have a surprise planned for those tuning in Thursday night.
Buried deep in the convention schedule released Monday is a vague reference to a mystery speaker scheduled for the event’s final evening. “To Be Announced” has a prime speaking slot late in the Thursday program.
The WSJ then poses a poll, asking readers to weigh in on who it might be. Their surprise options? Zell Miller, Ted Nugent, Sarah Palin, Gen. David Petraeus, Nancy Reagan and Chesley Sullenberger. I doubt it will be any of those folks, to be honest, though Petraeus is the only one with a huge “shock” factor. Hardly anyone remembers Miller, everyone knows Nugent and Reagan are Republicans, the downside of Palin is pretty evident and Sullenberger, while a hero, doesn’t carry a big punch politically. Any of my readers have a guess?