Zell Miller will speak. He gave a good speech at the 1992 Democratic convention, but lately he has sounded very cranky. I’m sure there will be a 9/11 relative as well as a NYPD or NYFD officer. John McCain will also get a a major spot. There will be a Regan tribute with Nancy speaking.
Colin Powell gave a decent speech at the 1996 RNC. I’m sure he will have a prime time slot. Rudy Giuliani will get a major push. Elizabeth Dole will surely speak. I think we might also see Bob Dole, Gerald Ford, George H W Bush, and George Pataki in featured slots. Arnold will probably give the “immigrant dream of American future” speech.
Dan Quayle, Jeb Bush, Jerry Falwell, Ralph Reed, Pat Robertson and other controversial types will not likely get major roles. The Republicans learned that lesson from the 1992 debacle.