2008 Republican National Convention
St. Paul, MN  Sept. 1-4, 2008
Aug. 31 and earlier
Sept. 1
Sept. 2
Sept. 3
Sept. 4

Country First: Service.  Speeches by First Lady Laura Bush, President Bush via remote video, and Sen. Fred Thompson highlighted the evening.  Outside the Convention, Rep. Ron Paul drew a large crowd to his Rally for the Republic at the Target Center.

Daily Calender
Ed Failor, Jr.  |  Jonathan Krive
Front Page: This Morning  |  Sept. 3 newspapers report on Sept. 2


: Had there been no hurricane, here is an overview of the planned program as announced on Aug. 26, 2008:

"If you find faults with our country, make it a better one. If you are disappointed with the mistakes of government, join its ranks and correct them." --Sen. John McCain

John McCain’s life is a testament to the fundamental truth that every American can be a force for change. A restless reformer who has dedicated his career to taking on special interests and the status quo, John McCain will deliver the right kind of change and reform to meet the great challenges of our time. On Tuesday, the convention program will underscore his vision of a government that is transparent, principled and worthy of the American people it serves.

Speakers will include:
-Former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani
-Former Gov. Mike Huckabee (Ark.)
-Former Gov. Tom Ridge (Pa.)
-Gov. Sarah Palin (Alaska)
-Gov. Jon Huntsman (Utah)
-Rosario Marin, California Secretary of the State and Consumer Services Agency and former Treasurer of the United States
-Former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson (Tenn.)
-Gov. Linda Lingle (Hawaii)
-Former Lt. Gov. Michael Steele (Md.)

6:20 - 10:05 p.m. CDT