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McDonnell Gets RNC Prime Time Spot

Virginia governor will talk about the economy Tuesday at 8 p.m.

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will give a speech on small business and the economy Tuesday during prime time at the Republican National Convention.

According to The Richmond Times Dispatch’s Virginia politics blog, McDonnell’s keynote address will air after 8 p.m. on Tuesday — a premium speaking slot. McDonnell's speech is titled “We Built It,” referring to a remark made by President Barack Obama during a July event in Roanoke that has since become controversial on the campaign trail.

Obama was speaking about the role of government investment in infrastructure and businesses when he said, “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that,” Obama said in July. “Somebody else made that happen.”

The statement, which some argue has been taken out of context in political ads and elsewhere, drew headlines and brought the president under fire from Republicans across the nation.

In his speech, Obama continued: “The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet, so then all the companies could make money off the Internet. The point is that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together.”

Many considered McDonnell, who has been chairing the GOP Convention’s platform committee, one of Mitt Romney’s possible choices of running mates.  earlier this month for .

Pre-Republican National Convention events begin this weekend in Tampa, FL and the convention itself will conclude Wednesday.

The Analyst August 26, 2012 at 11:58 PM
The problem with the internet is that people don't understand the criminal mind, because most people aren't criminals and don't think like criminals, and likewise, most people don't understand how the insane mind reasons because most people aren't insane. When I say "insane" I don't mean "You're insane because your opinions are the polar opposite of mine," I mean someone that thinks thoughts like "Why don't I dye my hair red and enter a movie theater with weapons to go on a shooting spree right after I finish booby trapping my apartment." There is no way I can ID "GetReal" or "the-stix", but I can do a web search on "Kim Kolb" on the internet and find out quite a bit. On the less extreme side, suppose I work in Human Resources and I'm a die hard Democrat, and you apply for a job at my firm..... Get it??
Uncle Smartypants August 28, 2012 at 04:17 PM
How come Gov'nor Transvaginal gets a primo speaking slot and Senator Macaca doesn't get squat? What a slap in the face. Heck, even Gov Transvaginal's daughter is getting to talk. Are they afraid Sen Macaca might say somethings stupid or bigoted? Well, just because he is doesn't mean he'll go off script and say something! They have clever people to write all the words for him to say! C'mon GOP! This feels all wrong to me.
Skip Endale August 28, 2012 at 07:49 PM
A storm of biblical proportions is expecting to make landfill later today and it could be headed straight for the republican convention. Is this a coincidence? Perhaps not.
Skip Endale August 28, 2012 at 07:54 PM
‘‘Now is not the time to tempt fate. Now is not the time to dismiss official warnings. You need to take this seriously,’’ Obama said.
GetReal August 29, 2012 at 01:23 AM
Does this mean that Todd (Legitimate Rape) Akin was unavailable?

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