The WSJ builds some suspense around the Republican convention:
TAMPA, Fla. – Republican convention planners appear to have a surprise planned for those tuning in Thursday night.
Buried deep in the convention schedule released Monday is a vague reference to a mystery speaker scheduled for the event’s final evening. “To Be Announced” has a prime speaking slot late in the Thursday program.
The only other speakers to follow “To Be Announced” will be Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and Mr. Romney himself, suggesting that the unnamed guest may appear during the 10 p.m. hour when the networks all will be broadcasting the convention.
Convention planners have spread the announcement of the speakers for this week’s gathering across a few weeks, slowly revealing the names of those who landed coveted slots. But until Monday, it appeared that all the blanks had been filled in, as most high-profile Republicans already had speaking roles or had explained their absence from the convention.
The line-up features a long list of governors and senators, including New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio. Former presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich are on the agenda, as are former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Former Vice President Dick Cheney and former President George W. Bush have said they won’t be attending, but a video from Mr. Bush is on Wednesday’s program.
So who’s left? Stay tuned.
They follow with a poll and a give the readers a chance to vote. The offered choices are Zell Miller, Ted Nugent, Sarah Palin, David Petraeus, Nancy Reagan and Chesley Sullenberger (aka "Sully").
Nancy Reagan is 91; Zell Miller is yesterday's news; Ted Nugent is not a Republican rock star the way Sarah Palin is. Gen. Petraeus, on the other hand, could be. Hmm...