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

Due to Hurricane Gustav, the McCain campaign and the Convention announced on Aug. 31 that the planned program would be cancelled.  The pared down program included official business, video remarks from four governors whose states are in the path of the Hurricane, and
First Lady Laura Bush and Mrs. Cindy McCain speaking on relief efforts.  Outside the Convention, thousands engaged in the March on the RNC and Stop the War protest, while a small number engaged in criminal acts in an unsuccessful effort to disrupt the Convention.

Order of Business
Daily Calender

Ed Failor, Jr.  |  Jonathan Krive
Front Page: This Morning  |  Sept. 2 newspapers report on Sept. 1

Outside  |  Response

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

"Love of country, my friends, is another way of saying love of your fellow countryman." --Sen. John McCain

John McCain’s commitment to his fellow Americans, a commitment forged in service to his country, is one of the defining hallmarks of his life. Monday’s events will highlight John McCain’s record of service and sacrifice and reflect his commitment to serving a cause greater than one’s own self-interest.
Speakers will include:
-U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman (Conn.)
-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (Calif.)
-Vice President Richard B. Cheney
-First Lady Laura Bush
-President George W. Bush

2:30 - 6:30 p.m. CDT
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. CDT

Copyright © 2008  Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action