Donald is often called a showman, and he might have to put on one heckuva spectacular show at the Republican convention — because no one else wants to be part of the act.


Politico reports: “With the [GOP] convention less than a month away, POLITICO contacted more than 50 prominent governors, senators and House members to gauge their interest in speaking. Only a few said they were open to it, and everyone else said they weren’t planning on it, didn’t want to or weren’t going to Cleveland at all — or simply didn’t respond.”

[South Carolina Rep. Trey] Gowdy, who said he was taking his family to the beach instead, hasn’t gone to conventions in the past and didn’t plan to now. “I’m not,” said South Carolina Rep. Mark Sanford, a former two-term governor. “But hope you have a good Thursday!” “Don’t know,” said Sean Duffy, a reality-TV-star-turned-Wisconsin congressman. “I haven’t thought about it.” Florida Rep. Carlos Curbelo: “I won’t be there.”

If you thought Clint Eastwood talking to an empty chair at the 2012 Republican convention was bizarre, just wait until the empty chair is the keynote speaker at this year’s convention, because no one else wants to do it.

(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)