2016, Bwahahahahaha, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton — July 18, 2016 at 12:41 pm

You could fill the entire GOP Convention speaker schedule with people refusing to appear. The Clinton campaign did!


The list of speakers appearing on stage at the Republican National Convention this week has finally been announced (HERE) and it’s chock-full of people you have probably never heard of. It’s also chock-full of people who are Trump family members (five of them!), Trump employees, or celebrity heartthrobs of the tea party/anti-Obama/anti-Clinton persuasion.

The number of people who have declined to speak at the RNC is very long. So long, in fact, that the Clinton campaign released a snarky email this week with what they say “might have been their first draft schedule” and there are so many refusing to appear that it could fill the full prime time schedule. Here’s there email:

With the Trump/Pence campaign preparing to release the list of speakers for the Republican Convention, we thought we’d offer a look at what might have been their first draft schedule. Given the number of Republicans who have said they will not be speaking at the party’s convention, it’s clear Democrats aren’t the only ones who believe America deserves better than this divisive and dangerous ticket.

4:00 Gov. Larry Hogan (R-MD)
5:00 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R – WA)
5:30 Rep. Mia Love (R – UT)
6:00 Sen. Steve Daines (R – MT)
6:30 Rosario Marin, former U.S. Treasurer under President George W. Bush
7:00 Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE)
8:00 Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R – MN)
9:00 Sen. John McCain (R – AZ)
10:00 Donald Trump (keynote)

4:00 Gov. Nikki Haley (R – SC)
4:30 Former Gov. Bobby Jindal (R – LA)
5:00 Rep. Barbara Comstock (R – MA)
6:00 Sen. Jeff Flake (R – AZ)
6:30 Sen. Richard Shelby (R – AL)
7:00 Sen. Thad Cochran (R – MS)
8:00 Tim Tebow
8:30 Tom Brady
9:00 Former Gov. Mitt Romney (R – MA)
10:00 Donald Trump (keynote)

4:00 Governor Susana Martinez (R – NM)
5:00 Sen. Jerry Moran (R – KS)
5:30 Sen. Mike Enzi (R – WY)
6:00 Sen. Lindsey Graham (R – SC)
7:00 Former Gov. Sarah Palin (R – AK)
7:30 Former Vice President Dick Cheney
8:00 Former Gov. Jeb Bush (R – FL)
9:00 Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
10:00 Donald Trump (keynote)

4:00 Rabbi Haskel Lookstein
5:00 Sen. Mike Crapo
5:30 Rep. Elise Stefanik
6:00 Sen. Lisa Murkowski
6:30 Carly Fiorina
7:00 Sen. Marco Rubio
7:30 Sen. Rand Paul
8:00 Gov. John Kasich
9:00 President George W. Bush, joined by family
10:00 Donald Trump (keynote)

The only person on the list who definitely WILL be speaking is Donald Trump. They have him appearing every night and that’s still within the realm of possibility given the paucity of actual GOP dignitaries willing to be seen in public with Trump.

This is gonna be a weird week…