>> When Democrats and Republicans gather at their national conventions, one will showcase past presidents and party royalty. The other, well, will be a different sort of show. While Donald Trump has promised to deliver magic at the RNC, he appears to be struggling to come up with big name speakers at the event in Cleveland next week.
The most recognizable headliner so far announced might be Tim Tebow, he used to play football. Past presidential candidates, Mitt Romney and John McCain, will be MIA. Past presidents, George H W Bush, and his son, will skip the show as well. Ohio governor and former presidential candidate, John Kasich, playing host to the convention, will not address the crowd.
Not even Sarah Palin, beloved of the Republican base, will be there. In their place Trump's wife Melania making a rare public address. Several of Trump's children will also speak. Trump's former rivals, Scott Walker and Ted Cruz will also be there. Though neither have clearly endorsed Trump yet, and it's not clear if they intend to.
The highest ranking Republican at the RNC will be House Speaker, Paul Ryan. The RNC kicks off in Cleveland, Monday.