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

Country First: Peace.  The Convention drew to a close.  Sen. McCain delivered his acceptance speech from the reconfigured podium.  The McCain and Palin families celebrated on stage amid the confetti and balloon drop.  Outside the Convention there were nearly 400 arrests on Thursday.

Daily Calender
Ed Failor, Jr.  |  Jonathan Krive
Front Page: This Morning  |  Sept. 5 newspapers report on Sept. 4

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


"Our next president will have a mandate to build an enduring global peace on the foundations of freedom, security, opportunity, prosperity, and hope." --Sen. John McCain

John McCain understands the challenges that America faces in the world and the sacrifice necessary to defend our freedom in a way that few others can fathom. Thursday's events will reflect his vision of an America in pursuit of peace and seen as a beacon of goodwill and hope throughout the world. The evening will close with John McCain accepting the Republican Party's nomination for the Presidency of the United States.

-John McCain
-Gov. Charlie Crist (Fla.)
-Gov. Tim Pawlenty (Minn.)
-U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback (Kan.)
-U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.)*
-U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez (Fla.)
-Former U.S. Sen. Bill Frist (Tenn.)*
-U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin (Okla.)*
-Michael Williams, Chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission*
-David Flaum*
-Christopher Fussner*
-Lt. Gen. Carol Mutter, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.)*
-Charlie Smith*