Chat: Watch Romney Accept Nomination at Republican National Convention

Former presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio are the other big-name speakers Thursday night from Tampa.


The shortened Republican National Convention comes to a close tonight with Mitt Romney accepting the nomination for president.

Other big-name speakers include former candidate Newt Gingrich, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.

We will be live-streaming the event here starting shortly after 7. Please chat with us about what you're hearing.

Here is tonight's schedule, according to the Washington Post:

From 7 to 8 p.m.

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 Republican Senate candidate and U.S. Rep. Connie Mack, R-Fla.

Reagan Legacy Video

Remarks by former House Speaker and GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich and wife Callista Gingrich

Remarks by Craig Romney

From 8 to 9 p.m.

Remarks by former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla.

Remarks by Bob White, chairman of Romney for President campaign

Remarks by Grant Bennett

Remarks by Tom Stemberg

From 9 to 10 p.m.

Remarks by former Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey, R-Mass.

Remarks by Jane Edmonds, former Massachusetts secretary of workforce

Remarks by Olympians Michael Eruzione, Derek Parra and Kim Rhode

From 10 to 11 p.m.

Remarks by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.

Remarks by presidential nominee Mitt Romney

Benediction by Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, declares convention end

Frank Jones September 29, 2012 at 03:36 AM
NJ4America...As many people claim, Georgia's educational system is failing as evidenced by low SAT scores and high drop-out rates of high school students. Maybe Romney will win in Georgia because, people in this state are simply...Dumb!
Bill A September 29, 2012 at 05:11 AM
@ NJ4America...true enough but I get a consolation prize: Obama will win my home state of New Jersey... but since when did GA win the presidency for ANY candidate?
Webb Roberts September 29, 2012 at 06:49 PM
Rewarding an administration with these failed foreign, economic, and domestic policies is insane. I can't wait to hear the President's economic plan to turn things around. With the pathetic economy he will inherit if he prevails I suppose we will have to listen to him continue try to shift the blame to Bush 43 for another four years. I doubt that Romney (or any other real President) will ever blame his predecessor for his subsequent failures. I've never that before from ANY President. That's my recollection. Feel free to set me straight if I've missed one. And be nice.
Webb Roberts October 02, 2012 at 03:15 PM
Thank you for the talking points Zac. My point is that no "real" President blames his precdecessor for the conditions under his administration; particularly not 3.5 years into his presidency. I was not defending the Bush economy I was criticizing the current President. Did you come up with any previous President who blamed their predecessor? Let's agreee that I will not vote for W again or President Obama since both were failures when it came to the economy. Deal?
Webb Roberts October 02, 2012 at 03:19 PM
How about a new thread here? Perhaps about the debates.


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