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GOP convention postponed, Scott cancels Sunday and Monday activities
Palm Beach Post ^ | Aug 25, 2012 | Dara Kam

Posted on 08/25/2012 6:14:27 PM PDT by Fawn

Republicans have postponed their national convention in Tampa at least a day because of concerns about Tropical Storm Isaac.

The event will kick off Monday morning but the convention will immediately recess until Tuesday afternoon, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said in a statement.

“Due to the severe weather reports for the Tampa Bay area, the Republican National Convention will convene on Monday August 27th and immediately recess until Tuesday afternoon, August 28th. After consulting with Governor Scott, NOAA and local emergency management officials, we are optimistic that we will begin an exciting, robust convention that will nominate the Romney-Ryan ticket,” Priebus said.

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1 posted on 08/25/2012 6:14:34 PM PDT by Fawn
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To: Fawn

Tampa is likely to not have major effects from this storm as models trend west toward Mobile. However, it could be a major hurricane....this type of crap is what Obama knows how to turn into political advantage. If so....may not get a convention bump at all this year.


2 posted on 08/25/2012 6:19:51 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: Fawn

It’s almost as though holding the convention in Florida during hurricane season wasn’t the smartest move. Fancy that.


3 posted on 08/25/2012 6:21:53 PM PDT by TXBlair (Don't stop at Hasan's beard; shave off his entire head.)
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To: Fawn

Good move.


4 posted on 08/25/2012 6:26:22 PM PDT by Mr. Bird
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To: rwfromkansas

The current Tampa forecast for Monday is for heavy rain and 31 mph winds, which doesn’t seem too bad, relatively speaking.


5 posted on 08/25/2012 6:28:56 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (A deep-fried storm is coming, Mr Obama.)
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To: TXBlair

After Obama stole Florida in 2008 the GOP was practically forced to hold the cinvention in Tampa.


6 posted on 08/25/2012 6:34:37 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: PapaBear3625

Models seem to be converging close to NEW ORLEANS. A major hurricane in that area would not be good.....


7 posted on 08/25/2012 6:37:25 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: Uncle Slayton

What a nunch of wimps. That “storm “ is a fazzler. It is a joke. These women run from mice. This makes me sick


8 posted on 08/25/2012 6:37:31 PM PDT by marygonzo
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To: Uncle Slayton

I think they should have held it in Ohio quite frankly. Oh well the GOPe gave us Romney so they are not that smart anyway.


9 posted on 08/25/2012 6:37:36 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: TXBlair

Actually the trend is going way west, likely even west of Mobile...even New Orleans are in danger....not a place we want a major hurricane happening! Bring back Bush comparisons etc.


10 posted on 08/25/2012 6:39:55 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: marygonzo

It is currently but environment in Gulf ripe for rapid strengthening...don’t want Obama getting a poll boost off a national disaster.


11 posted on 08/25/2012 6:41:41 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: Fawn

Preibus picked the date ~ what a doufous. Just what did this amateur imagine hurricane season is about? Did he think it was just an overhyped TV show or something?


12 posted on 08/25/2012 6:42:15 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Fawn

On Friday I saw at least twelve buses headed south on I-77 headed to the convention. Picture of the American flag painted on them. There were probably more but I only saw about 12.


13 posted on 08/25/2012 6:44:36 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: rwfromkansas

Total fizzler. Panic is for women.


14 posted on 08/25/2012 6:44:56 PM PDT by marygonzo
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To: marygonzo

I think they are planning against the possibility that the hurricane is hitting something on Monday — it would dominate the news, and the media would love to show people suffering from a hurricane while the GOP is “partying” at their convention.


15 posted on 08/25/2012 6:46:21 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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16 posted on 08/25/2012 6:46:42 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Did you say “ hurricane” ? This isn’t even a good Oklahoma squall!! Get on with your life NEVER MOVE FROM YOUR PROPERTY BECAUSE “GOVERMENT “ TELLS YOU TO. NEVER!!


17 posted on 08/25/2012 6:50:13 PM PDT by marygonzo
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To: rwfromkansas
Currently the zone extends to or nearly to LA, MS, AL, GA, FL, SC, NC, AR, MO, IL, IN, KY, PA, WV, VA and within days MD, DE, etc.

This is a hum dinger of a storm ~ the Great Drought East of 95 Degrees West will be broken!

I think as long as the HURRICANE WARNINGS in Florida cover both the East and the West Coast it really doesn't matter if this thing drifts toward LA again. Both coasts ~ this is hugh and series.

18 posted on 08/25/2012 6:50:47 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: PapaBear3625
With the Tampa Convention Center at 6 feet above sea (Gulf) level, at the head of a funnel-shaped harbor, the key issue is storm surge... even if the hurricane itself is passing west of the town.
19 posted on 08/25/2012 6:52:24 PM PDT by mason-dixon (As Mason said to Dixon, you have to draw the line somewhere.)
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To: PapaBear3625
With the Tampa Convention Center at 6 feet above sea (Gulf) level, at the head of a funnel-shaped harbor, the key issue is storm surge... even if the hurricane itself is passing west of the town.
20 posted on 08/25/2012 6:52:39 PM PDT by mason-dixon (As Mason said to Dixon, you have to draw the line somewhere.)
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To: marygonzo

Now that’s just crazy talk. I’ve been through hurricanes, and I”ve been through tornados, they’re both nasty!


21 posted on 08/25/2012 6:52:50 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: PapaBear3625
With the Tampa Convention Center at 6 feet above sea (Gulf) level, at the head of a funnel-shaped harbor, the key issue is storm surge... even if the hurricane itself is passing west of the town.
22 posted on 08/25/2012 6:52:50 PM PDT by mason-dixon (As Mason said to Dixon, you have to draw the line somewhere.)
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To: Fawn

The hotels stay full for two extra days and the girls working the streets will appreciate the two extra nights work.


23 posted on 08/25/2012 7:16:42 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Fawn

Does this mean Ann Romney gets to speak prime time Tuesday?


24 posted on 08/25/2012 7:25:42 PM PDT by zeebee
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To: Fawn; All

Just wondering when the PhonyCons start blaming the storm on Todd Akin


25 posted on 08/25/2012 7:39:37 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (The GOP Media whining over Todd Akin is not legitimate)
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To: muawiyah

The “out” party (relative to the White House) chooses the week and they go first. The “out” party often chooses the end of August because it gives them more time to get their act together after a typical bruising primary struggle. It also forces the incumbent party the hassle of having to wait until after Labor Day, when people are busier with their own lives, football season and school have begun, etc.

Cities compete for the privilege of hosting. I don’t remember who competed w Tampa. I know the Dems had to choose between Cleveland and Charlotte and they made a HORRIBLE decision, as it turned out.


26 posted on 08/25/2012 8:31:24 PM PDT by mwl8787
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To: muawiyah
Preibus picked the date ~ what a doufous. Just what did this amateur imagine hurricane season is about? Did he think it was just an overhyped TV show or something?

Hurricane season lasts from July 1 until November 30. Florida's last hurricane was 2005.

27 posted on 08/25/2012 8:45:25 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 71 days away.)
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To: mwl8787; muawiyah
The GOP considered Phoenix and Salt Lake City as well as winner Tampa.

Dems considered Cleveland, St Louis and Minneapolis in addition to the "winner" Charlotte.

28 posted on 08/25/2012 8:52:23 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 71 days away.)
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To: PapaBear3625
The current Tampa forecast for Monday is for heavy rain and 31 mph winds, which doesn’t seem too bad relatively speaking.

For a convention? Relatively speaking...Bewahahahaha

29 posted on 08/25/2012 9:21:12 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Fawn

Cowards!

Lettin’ a little thunderstorm scare ‘em.

Where I live we have tornadoes.

They’re worse


30 posted on 08/25/2012 9:32:53 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimeticare Iddio!!!!!!)
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To: napscoordinator

Ohio?

Cleveland sucks, Columbus is boring as all hell, and Cincinnati is dangerous.

And Dayton and Youngstown are dead and almost ghost-towns.


31 posted on 08/25/2012 9:35:51 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimeticare Iddio!!!!!!)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Write down 7734, then turn the paper upside down and GO there.


32 posted on 08/25/2012 9:38:45 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimeticare Iddio!!!!!!)
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To: rwfromkansas
Tampa is likely to not have major effects from this storm as models trend west toward Mobile.

Yeah, well, Katrina was taking the exact same route, according to predictions, four days before she did a hard turn and made landfall well West.

33 posted on 08/25/2012 9:40:44 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Fawn
Pubbie Elitist gasbags condescending to the unwashed masses on prime time television with expensive decorations and lots of balloons will not defeat Barry. When it comes to flatulence, the less the better.

Teams Mittens best speech would be, I accept the nomination and thanks, enough said. Anything else that he might say only reveals how empty a vessel that he really is.

34 posted on 08/25/2012 9:47:55 PM PDT by Biblebelter
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To: rwfromkansas

LOL,What? How in the world can pushing back the start date of the Convention by 1 day have any affect on how much or if any bump will occur for Romney?

There wasn’t even going to be any Network coverage of the 1st day anyway and the only result of this is to shorten Convention to 3 days instead of 4. The Dem Convention is 3 days anyway so what is the issue here?


35 posted on 08/26/2012 2:06:48 AM PDT by beenaround
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To: muawiyah

So Preibus should have known 6 months ago there would be a storm on 8/27? It’s Hurricane season from June thru Oct in Fla so what date should he have chosen?

Great to have 20/20 hindsight, eh?


36 posted on 08/26/2012 2:09:44 AM PDT by beenaround
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To: Fawn
we are optimistic that we will begin an exciting, robust convention that will nominate the Romney-Ryan ticket,

There is nothing remotely exciting about the GOP ticket.

37 posted on 08/26/2012 2:10:26 AM PDT by Rome2000 (WILLARD ROMNEY -- MORMON MELCHIDEZEK BISHOP -HIS FAMILY HAS AVOIDED MILITARY SERVICE FOR GENERATIONS)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
"I think they are planning against the possibility that the hurricane is hitting something on Monday — it would dominate the news, and the media would love to show people suffering from a hurricane while the GOP is “partying” at their convention."

Excellent observation.

38 posted on 08/26/2012 2:20:06 AM PDT by beenaround
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To: beenaround
it's really great to go through life trusting historic and statistically reasonable data ~ particularly when the issue is hurricanes.

So, what kind of hillbilly is this ol'boy that he pshaws hurricane season on the Florida coast?

39 posted on 08/26/2012 4:31:05 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: newzjunkey
So, 7 years later the probabilities don't catch up? BTW, since that time we've had numerous Nor'Easters up the coast here ~ and they start with storms further Souf'. Tropical Storm Fay springs to mind BTW ~ and that was in 2008. Thing came ashore FOUR TIMES as it worked its way up Florida. Just in 2011 there were 20 tropical storms and if you look at the map, they were near misses ~ driven off by an El Nino ~ which is no longer there to drive off the storms into the Atlantic.

Awful lot of them look like they scooted right by Florida ~ in other years they scoot right into Florida ~ I posted that NWS historic track record of all the storms earlier ~ and anyone could have looked at that.

40 posted on 08/26/2012 4:44:28 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Emperor Palpatine
Where I live we have derechos, thunderstorms, icestorms, tropical storms, hurricanes, AND tornadoes. When you get hurricanes and tropical storms you also get tornadoes. Plus, two winters in a row in recent times we had 4 ft of snow on the ground and were literally trapped for weeks!

Before I moved to this tropical paradise (Northern Virginia) I lived in Indiana where, the records show, they have derechos, thunderstorms, tropical storms, hurricanes, and tornadoes ~ albeit with a different frequency of occurrence. They also have massive floods that have several times in my life covered half the state with vast sheets of water up to your neck.

What I"ve learned over the years is to avoid scheduling large events in areas where there's a high probability of weather anomalies at that time of year. Doesn't matter if it hasn't rained in 10 years, if the statistics say there's a high probability of bad weather, then there's no sense taking that risk.

41 posted on 08/26/2012 4:52:56 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: marygonzo
What a nunch of wimps. That “storm “ is a fazzler. It is a joke. These women run from mice. This makes me sick

How many hurricanes have you been through? Anyone who treats the portential of a hurricane as a joke is either ignorant from lack of personal experience or an idiot - I hope you've never been through one.

42 posted on 08/26/2012 5:01:26 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: marygonzo
A cat 1 hurricane in 2005 tore South Florida apart. Took the roof off every home in my neighborhood. It was not the hurricane itself, it was an anomolie called "micro tornadoes". They shredded the area.

Don't underestimate the bad things a hurricane can bring your way.

We had prepped over the years and when we lost power for nearly two weeks we had A/C, HD movies, cold milk and hot coffee the whole time.

43 posted on 08/26/2012 6:01:16 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: muawiyah

They cancelled the 1st day of the Convention, didn’t they? What do you believe they ought to have done, cancelled the entire Convention?


44 posted on 08/26/2012 6:10:21 AM PDT by beenaround
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To: beenaround
prior planning and sound judgment is always of value when you are going to hold a large convention

The problem started when the doufouses at the RNC selected preibus to be their leader. he may know Wisconsin, but he doesn't know hurricane season

45 posted on 08/26/2012 6:14:22 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

So the fact it has been 20+ years since the last hurricane hit Tampa doesn’t mnean anything? And what purpose is served now by carrying on about this non event which in the end resulted in a one day delay in the Convention and is off no political consequence?

My guess is you dislike Romney therefore anything he does or anyone else does who is part of his campaign will be roundly criticized by you.

He is the nominee, deal with it and come on board as over 90% of Republicans have done and more will do after they hear him and Ryan speak.


46 posted on 08/26/2012 6:27:58 AM PDT by beenaround
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To: beenaround
You are skipping right on past the TROPICAL STORMS.

I think you don't understand.

47 posted on 08/26/2012 6:33:13 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

LOL, it’s done! It’s a non issue at this point. In the theme of the campaign it is meaningless. Aside from causing a reshuffling of the schedule the whole thing is a giant yawn.


48 posted on 08/26/2012 6:37:12 AM PDT by beenaround
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To: muawiyah

LOL, it’s done! It’s a non issue at this point. In the theme of the campaign it is meaningless. Aside from causing a reshuffling of the schedule the whole thing is a giant yawn.


49 posted on 08/26/2012 6:37:12 AM PDT by beenaround
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To: beenaround
Getting rid of Preibus and his lackeys is not done yet. He can be disposed of like yesterday's garbage.

Look, we dumped the last RNC Chairman after he'd presided over our greatest electoral victory in 70 years ~ and whether or not his approach was helpful or not, no credit was given to him for a victory.

I say we can dump this doufous because he's a loser ~ imagine having a convention in a Tropical Storm or Hurricane. The statistics say the probability in late August in anyplace Florida is sky high!

50 posted on 08/26/2012 6:57:56 AM PDT by muawiyah
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