Republicans plan to stage a “counter-convention” in Charlotte to draw attention away from the proceedings at the Democratic convention next week, ABC News reports.
As many as 50 “communicators” will travel straight from the Republican convention, which wrapped up Tuesday in Tampa, up to Charlotte, where Democrats kick off their convention in earnest on Tuesday, according to a plan provided to ABC News.
Primetime speakers from the Republican event who will travel up to Charlotte include RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, and Govs. Nikki Haley of South Carolina and Mary Fallin of Oklahoma. They’ll hone in on a theme – “Obama Isn’t Working” – and offer rapid response, daily videos to counter the Democrats’ message.
This is a pretty good tactic by the GOP. Reporters at conventions quickly get bored with the drivel they’re spoon fed by any convention. So they’ll be up for some counter-drivel from the other side.
Look at all the attention Debbie Wasserman-Schultz got down in Tampa. Then again, DWS is a little bit better than most of the Republicans at making a spectacle of herself.