**Bumped up from TAM Wire, posted by Flaggman**
Nothing against Mia Love, she seems wonderful. But if she speaks and Palin is shut out, something is very wrong with the Romney campaign.
Besides Mitt Romney, guess who else may be speaking at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida?
Well, ABC 4 News has learned that 4th District Congressional candidate Mia Love may also appear there before a national audience.
On a recent appearance on the Vanocur Political Group, former Utah Congresswoman Enid Greene Mickelsen said she suggested to the Republican National Committee that Love be chosen to speak at the convention…It’s now believed that the RNC also has strong interest in Love speaking before
its Republican gathering in late August…For Love, it would not only give Utahns a chance to watch her on national TV, it could also help her with internet fundraising.
And from today:
Texas congressman Ron Paul isn’t the only prominent Republican to be denied a speaking role at the upcoming Republican National Convention in Tampa. Here’s another high-profile snub from the Mitt Romney camp…
Nope, the woman who was the HIT of the 2008 Republican National Convention — not to mention the party’s VP nominee — Sarah Palin, has not yet received an invitation to speak at the 2012 shindig. Must be stuck in, ahem, e-mail.
But, as Palin told The Daily Beast, she wasn’t surprised. And not because she hasn’t endorsed her party’s nominee, Mitt Romney, other than to tout him someone who isn’t President Obama and has a pulse.
“What can I say?” Palin told The Beast.
“I’m sure I’m not the only one accepting consequences for calling out both sides of the aisle for spending too much money, putting us on the road to bankruptcy, and engaging in crony capitalism.”
“In accepting those consequences,” she added, “one must remember this isn’t Sadie Hawkins and you don’t invite yourself and a date to the Big Dance.”
Nevertheless, she told The Beast that she’s keeping her calendar open around convention
“No matter the Romney campaign strategy,” she says, “I intend to do all I can to join others in motivating the grassroots made up of independents and constitutional conservatives who can replace Barack Obama at the ballot box.”