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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.

GetReal August 26, 2012 at 02:37 PM
Glad to see the republicans will highlight Governor Ultrasound and the party's invasive platform on female plumbing.
the-stix August 26, 2012 at 02:51 PM
Whatever McDonnell's position is on abortion is tame compared to Obama's... abortion if the gender is unwanted, late term infanticide and 'withhold life saving medical aid to a child born during a failed abortion'. The pity is the Dem Party agrees and would have the taxpayers pay for much of this. So much for respect for human life!
Stella McEnearny August 26, 2012 at 03:47 PM
Many a figurative rotten tomato will be lobbed at him, undoubtedly! And with reason!
GetReal August 26, 2012 at 03:50 PM
Like I said, Americans will have a clear choice, a government run by the Christian Right Extremists and Christian Revisionists or a government run by reason, as our Founding Fathers intended.
Stella McEnearny August 26, 2012 at 03:51 PM
No surprise that Pat Robertson and McDonnell have been buddies for years... http://voices.washingtonpost.com/virginiapolitics/2010/01/robertson_a_guest_at_mcdonnell.html
RareRestonRationalist August 26, 2012 at 04:30 PM
I wouldn't call all things put forth by Democrats as 'reason', in fact I see just as many extremist ideas from the left as the right. Polarizing comments such as yours (from a anonymous screen name) don't help those of us who operate in everyday reality.
The Analyst August 26, 2012 at 06:12 PM
Kim: I would suggest you and others that are using your real names not do so. I would recommend you talk to someone that knows something about computer security. It might be one thing to use it in a letter to the editor or if you were a public official, but to use it as a posting vehicle on a public site is asking for trouble. As a victim of identity theft, that was a lesson I learned the hard way.
The Analyst August 26, 2012 at 06:15 PM
You forgot to mention that Obama is a Kenyan born socialist-communist Muslim. May we assume the primary source for your "news" is Fox or Rush Limbaugh?
GetReal August 26, 2012 at 07:17 PM
No where in my comment did I use the word "all". It would help public discourse if you carefully read and think before you post comments. And the Analyst is correct, by revealing your name and approximate GPS location, you are just a few mouse clicks away on the Internets from being a victim of identity theft.
the-stix August 26, 2012 at 07:20 PM
If you want to dispute the facts I presented, do so but without the snarky remarks please. Here is a link that talks to one of the points I made. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYRpIf2F9NA/
RareRestonRationalist August 26, 2012 at 11:20 PM
Name or no name, if you post something on the internet, or even use it, you expose yourself to certain risks. Your fake name doesn't offer you any protection from the internet, only something to hide behind. And your original comment is in broad strokes, with terms like " Christian Right Extremists and Christian Revisionists" and just the term "Republicans" in your initial comment. You could have easily have said "Republican Leadership", or " ...those who run the Republican party", but with no qualifier, you imply all Republicans. You also infer that only the opposition of Republicans results in "a government run by reason". Those broad strokes are EXACTLY why we currently have a polarized and close minded mindset. On both sides of the aisle. Someone needs to grow up and dispose of this mindset, and only then will we move forward.
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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