The schedule features one current Florida U.S. Senator and one who hopes to join him in the fall — Marco Rubio and Connie Mack IV. They stand out between three other speakers who most of the country has never heard of, but who were put on the schedule to highlight Romney's "success" in the Bay State.
However, don't expect to hear much about Romney's signature achievement as governor — that being the health care reform bill that President Obama's advisers say was the blueprint for what is now not so affectionately known as ObamaCare.
In fact, Thursday night looks like it will be less Obama bashing and more hagiography.
Thursday night's theme is "We Believe in America." (That obviously begs the question regarding the Democratic Party's bona fides when it comes to patriotism. Or something like that.)
Speaking in between Connie Mack (who kicks off the night) and Senator Rubio (who introduces Mitt) will be such non bold faced names as Bob White, Kerry Healey and Jane Edmonds.
White is Romney's presidential campaign chairman; Healey served as Mitt's Lieutenant Gov. from 2002-2006; and Jane Edmonds served as Romney's Secretary of Workforce.
Romney will also reveal a little more about his Mormon religion. He has asked Kenneth Hutchins, a Mormon colleague and a retired Massachusetts police chief, to give the invocation on the convention's closing night.