On the Agenda: Reform


Following the theme of tonight’s convention program, speakers will focus on reform.


Former Gov. Mitt Romney is expected to discuss “McCain’s ability to repair Washington’s partisan environment and restrain the unchecked growth of the federal government,” according to excerpts of his speech that were released by the Republican National Convention.


Romney, who waged a often contentious fight for the Republican nomination, will also touch on the dangers of big government and hammer home why McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin are the right choice for voters.


Immediately following Romney will be Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, another contender for McCain’s coveted nomination.

He plans to speak on McCain’s vision of the future and experience and why people shouldn’t vote for Sen. Barack Obama:  “Maybe the most dangerous threat of an Obama presidency is that he would continue to give madmen the benefit of the doubt. If he’s wrong just once, we will pay a heavy price,” according to excerpts of prepared remarks.


Even later, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani will discuss what makes the McCain-Palin ticket the best prospect for the U.S.


“Gov. Palin represents a new generation. She’s actually done something about moving America toward energy independence — taking on the oil companies while encouraging more energy exploration here at home,” Giuliani is expected to say. Taxpayers have an advocate in Sarah Palin – she even sold the former governor’s private plane on eBay.”


Deborah Creighton Skinner is the edititorial director of BlackEnterprise.com.

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