Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. will have a turn at the podium during the Republican National Convention.

Huntsman confirmed Tuesday that he is speaking, although the date and time were "fluid." Tuesday, Sept. 2, was the possibility that had been mentioned, however.

The topic of his speech will be worked out in the next couple of weeks, and likely would be coordinated with other speakers, convention organizers, and presumptive GOP presidential nominee John McCain.

Huntsman, a longtime supporter of McCain, has been included in national conversations about potential vice presidential choices — albeit, as a long-shot. Still, he said that he was not expecting a speaking slot during the national convention.

"I never would have guessed I would have been on the agenda," the governor said during a phone call from Las Vegas, where he was attending an energy summit. "I hope to represent the state well."

The convention runs Sept. 1-4, in St. Paul, Minn.