FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2008, file photo, Republican vice presidential candidate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, speaks during the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn. Republican

 

              FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2008, file photo, Republican vice presidential candidate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, speaks during the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn. Republican
FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2008, file photo, Republican vice presidential candidate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, speaks during the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn. Republicans heading to their 2012 party convention in Tampa are eager to hear an earful about the shortcomings of President Barack Obama's record, the woeful U.S. economy and the competing visions of the two presidential candidates. They aren't looking for compromise, which most Americans say is necessary to get the nation on track. The delegates hear rhetoric that is brutal, vitriolic and far from conciliatory. Some lines from both conventions are memorable. Comparing her mayoral experience in Wasilla to that of Democratic nominee Barack Obama, Palin said, "I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a community organizer, expect that you have actual responsibilities." (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)