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What to Expect at the Republican National Convention

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    The 2016 Republican National Convention is less than a week away and the final preparations are being ironed out before the start of the festivities.

    Here's what we know so far:

    • The convention is being held July 18-21 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.
    • Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican nominee.
    • Speaker Paul Ryan will be delivering a ten minute speech where he wants "[t]o talk about our ideas, our solutions, and how our party should unite … around our common principles and how we apply those principles to problems.”
    • Several members of Donald Trump's family will be speaking, including his wife and four eldest children.
    • Primary rival Senator Ted Cruz will be speaking.
    • Primary rival Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will be speaking.
    • Iowa Senator Joni Ernst will be speaking.
    • Both Presidents George H.W. and George W. Bush will not be attending.
    • Former nominee Mitt Romney will not be attending.
    • Many Republican Representatives and Senators will not be attending.

    Here's what we don't know so far:

    • Who Donald Trump's Vice Presidential pick is.
    • Who the keynote speaker will be.
    • Who the various other speakers who will be.

      This post will be updated as more information comes to light. Mr. Trump is expected to notify us who his pick for Vice President will be in the coming days and more speakers will be announced as the date of the convention nears.

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    Talks for VP candidates right now are:

    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich
    Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions

    Of those, I think Trump should consider Pence or Sessions. The other two are failed presidential candidates, with a lot of baggage.

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    I honestly think that Pence is the only realistic choice.

    Christie is an unpopular governor of a deeply blue state. Newt Gingrich hasn't been in politics since 1999. And Senator Sessions is hardly someone who would be able to excite any independent minded right of center voters.

    I may very well be proven wrong, but I think it's going to be Pence.

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    justin412 Wrote:

    I honestly think that Pence is the only realistic choice.

    Christie is an unpopular governor of a deeply blue state. Newt Gingrich hasn't been in politics since 1999. And Senator Sessions is hardly someone who would be able to excite any independent minded right of center voters.

    I may very well be proven wrong, but I think it's going to be Pence.

    Agreed. Of those 4, he makes the most sense. Need a non-polarizing national name, to combat Trump's. Don't want to repeat a Palin situation, for those that want Trump to win that is.
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    The RNC finally released the full list of speakers at their convention. It's interesting that Mike Pence isn't listed as a speaker. That only reinforces my thinking that he will be tapped as Trump's VP.