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The Republican National Convention (RNC) 2012 continued on its penultimate day Wednesday and is gearing up for a exciting conclusion. The full schedule of the concluding events can be seen below as well as a link through to watch the RNC 2012 online through live stream.
Wednesday evening's highlights will feature Mitt Romney's running mate, Paul Ryan, as well as speeches from Senator Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, 2008 Republican Presidential Candidate John McCain, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
Many will have their eyes on Paul Ryan, and the Republican faithful will be hopeful he can provide much needed momentum to Romney's presidential bid in what promises to be an extremely tight race with President Barack Obama.
It has been touted that Ryan will look to give a personal speech containing various elements about his life to allow people to get to know him better, as well as focusing on the United States' economy - a topic the Republican Party have highlighted as one of their main weapons in the battle against Obama.
Ryan is the chairman of the House Budget Committee and his input into the economy debate will be sure to be scrutinized by both parties and analysts. Republicans are hoping to highlight what they believe has been a very questionable dealing of the economy over the past four years by President Obama, and they will be hoping the electorate will agree with them that it is time for change to help drag the U.S. economy into more prosperous times.
Ryan will be taking to the stage just a day after New Jersey Governor Chris Christie delivered the convention's keynote speech. Christie slammed Obama, saying he was hiding the truth from the American people. He said, "See, I know Mitt Romney, and Mitt Romney will tell us the hard truths we need to hear, to put this back on a path to growth and create good paying private sector jobs again in America. Mitt Romney will tell us the hard truths we need to year to end the torrent of debt that is compromising our future and burying our economy."
The RNC 2012 can be watched online through live stream by clicking here.
Below is a full schedule of the remaining events:
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Call to order,
Introduction of Colors by Amputee Veterans of America Support Team (AVAST),
Pledge of Allegiance by Brigadier General Patrick E. Rea, US Army (Ret.),
National Anthem sung by Ayla Brown,
Invocation by Ishwar Singh,
Ron Paul Video,
Senate Republican Leader and Convention Temporary Chairman Mitch McConnell (KY)
Senator Rand Paul (KY),
Christopher Devlin-Young and Jeanine McDonnell,
Senator John McCain (AZ),
Attorney General Pam Bondi (FL) and Attorney General Sam Olens (GA),
Governor Bobby Jindal (LA),
Senator John Thune (SD),
Senator Rob Portman (OH),
Remarks by Governor Luis Fortuño (PR),
Governor Tim Pawlenty (MN),
Bush 41, 43 Film,
Governor Susana Martinez (NM),
Vice Presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan,
Benediction by Archbishop Demetrios,
Thursday, August 30, 2012
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,
U.S. Rep. Connie Mack (FL),
Reagan Legacy Video,
Newt and Callista Gingrich,
Governor former Jeb Bush (FL),
Bob White, chairman of Romney for President Campaign,
Former Massachusetts Lt. Governor Kerry Healey,
Jane Edmonds, former Massachusetts Secretary of Workforce,
Olympians Michael Eruzione, Derek Parra, and Kim Rhode,
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (FL),
Presidential nominee Mitt Romney,
Benediction by Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan,
Speaker Boehner declares convention adjourned.