The point of the event is to formally nominate Mitt Romney and give his candidacy a head of steam going into the fall campaign. But to do that, Republicans must make sure that they don’t unintentionally give Democrats red meat by showcasing members of their coalition that could make swing voters recoil.
Consider the bold-faced names who could rate, or at
least covet, a speaking slot in Tampa: George W. Bush, Dick Cheney,
Sarah Palin, Donald Trump, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and