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Republican convention postponed until Tuesday
Politico ^ | 8/25/12 | MAGGIE HABERMAN

Posted on 08/25/2012 3:52:33 PM PDT by ruralvoter

From the RNC:

Republican National Convention President and CEO Bill Harris made the following statement: “Our chief priority is the safety of the residents of Florida, of those visiting the Convention, and all those in Gulf Coast states who may be impacted by Tropical Storm Isaac. We have been working closely with the campaign, the party, and state and local officials for months to ensure a successful, enjoyable convention. Federal, state and local officials assure us that they are prepared to respond, if needed, and the scheduling changes we are announcing today will help ensure the continued safety of all participants – our foremost concern. We are also committed to keeping the delegates and guests of the convention well informed about the situation, and we will continue providing updates in the hours and days ahead.”

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus made the following 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.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012rncconvention; fl2012; gopconvention; isaac; republican; tampa

1 posted on 08/25/2012 3:52:41 PM PDT by ruralvoter
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To: ruralvoter
I hope that Team Obama takes the bait and mentions it, so Romney can state "The one thing that will not be postponed will be your exit on Nov. 6th!"

team Romney, please feel free to paraphrase that however you want. ;o)

2 posted on 08/25/2012 3:55:12 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: ruralvoter

poo


3 posted on 08/25/2012 4:00:08 PM PDT by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: ruralvoter

Jumping the gun.

If the storm slows down and doesn’t hit the area until Tuesday or Wednesday they are forked.


4 posted on 08/25/2012 4:04:43 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: ruralvoter
It's not fair ~ this gives Romney the opportunity to reconsider that stupid statement he made about RombamaKKKare being good for us.

Guy really isn't doing the Conservative thing at all ~ strange words for him ~ peace, freedom, defense, individual rights, .......

6 posted on 08/25/2012 4:06:00 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Iron Munro

Double forked! http://photo.accuweather.com/photogallery/2011/6/1024/2145cfec9.jpg


7 posted on 08/25/2012 4:07:45 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: ruralvoter

Maybe it keeps the leftist riff raff off the streets of Tampa with the rains. Maybe the DNC has wonderful weather that brings out all the occutards doing their trashy things.
We shall see what we shall see.


8 posted on 08/25/2012 4:07:57 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Iron Munro

This is a mistake; they are being played and hyped by the weather channel and MSM; and being blackmailed by the MSM “ we will show you to be insensitive” etc etc


9 posted on 08/25/2012 4:09:15 PM PDT by mwl8787
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To: ruralvoter

I think the news is awesome....the OWS crowd is done for. Police will block all of the roads off and away due to flooding for at least 2 to 3 days. Oh well! Don’t fret OWS losers...you have the DNC one just a few states away a week later!


10 posted on 08/25/2012 4:11:36 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: ruralvoter

Second convention in a row impacted by a hurricane. God must not like RINOs.


11 posted on 08/25/2012 4:12:13 PM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: ruralvoter

So does this mean Romneys speech would be Thursday? If so, isn’t the first NFL Thirsday night game that night??


12 posted on 08/25/2012 4:14:22 PM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: ruralvoter

Wasn’t Monday the day that Huckaboo’s speech was slated? Have to admit, that was my first thought, wondering if it had less to do with Isaac, and more to do with a retaliatory move towards Huck for supporting Akin against the RNC/ticket’s wishes.


13 posted on 08/25/2012 4:16:36 PM PDT by greene66
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To: My Favorite Headache; All

Did the same thing in 2008....the right move for sure. The networks were not going to air Monday anyway so it won’t have any negative impact but can definitely have a positive one. Just hope this doesn’t get too strong. Do NOT WANT A NATIONAL DISASTER BUMPING OBAMA in the polls.


14 posted on 08/25/2012 4:20:09 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: greene66

Yes, Huckabee is now scrapped unless some or all Monday speakers are rescheduled; but dunno how.

I think the GOP is being played and manipulated. WTF do they do if the storm turns further west and takes longer to hit land?


15 posted on 08/25/2012 4:25:38 PM PDT by mwl8787
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To: Iron Munro
Jumping the gun. If the storm slows down and doesn’t hit the area until Tuesday or Wednesday they are forked.

I still think they are best off encouraging delegates to arrive on Saturday or Sunday, doing the convention while the streets outside are too drenched with rain for OWS protesters. Then conclude the convention and leave before OWS can get themselves organized.

16 posted on 08/25/2012 4:25:51 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (A deep-fried storm is coming, Mr Obama.)
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To: rwfromkansas

Very good move. Showing the National Hurricane Center that they aren’t going to shut down may result in coverage instead of hyperbole and real landfall and intensity predictions (like west of Mobile Bay at a Cat 1).


17 posted on 08/25/2012 4:26:06 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (ObamaCare is an assault on the unborn, infirmed and elderly. GOP, repeat this as necessary...)
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans

Romney was always scheduled for Thurs night - this will remain.

As to NFL, no it is the following week.


18 posted on 08/25/2012 4:27:27 PM PDT by mwl8787
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To: gov_bean_ counter

I don’t get your point.


19 posted on 08/25/2012 4:29:45 PM PDT by mwl8787
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To: ruralvoter

OWS will have to spend their parents trust fund money somewhere else than Tampa.


20 posted on 08/25/2012 4:39:25 PM PDT by dancusa (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. H.L Mencken)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Very good move. Showing the National Hurricane Center that they aren’t going to shut down may result in coverage instead of hyperbole and real landfall and intensity predictions (like west of Mobile Bay at a Cat 1).

What on earth are you talking about?

21 posted on 08/25/2012 4:46:42 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans
I was just talking about the McGovern convention some years back. The keynote was in the wee hours, and I think the coronation was then too, and the VP nominee was shortly after discovered to have had ELECTRO SHOCK TREATMENT!

Nixon was no longer planning to run as a LIBERAL ~ Tricky Dick had arrived!

It's going to be hard to beat that one but the GOP-e has so far demonstrated they have no sense. ANYONE, and I mean Anyone could have planned a convention somewhere there wasn't a good probability of a hurricane stopping by!

Check Dot Above to Right for HURRICANE ~

http://csc.noaa.gov/hurricanes/#

22 posted on 08/25/2012 4:53:31 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: ruralvoter

The old time week long conventions are surely on the way out, not to be missed.


23 posted on 08/25/2012 5:02:14 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: muawiyah

Both parties have had conventions in Miami.


24 posted on 08/25/2012 5:05:44 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: iowamark

In 1972 Miami hosted both the Dem and Rep conventions.


25 posted on 08/25/2012 5:17:00 PM PDT by mwl8787
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To: My Favorite Headache

And, since the MSM nets were shortchanging MONDAY, now they will have to cover it gavel to gavel. And everyone will be covered.

What strategery!


26 posted on 08/25/2012 5:20:27 PM PDT by plangent
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To: iowamark

DId you check out the national hurricane map I referenced? It’s pretty easy to use ~ best bet on missing a hurricane is North and West ~ MIami is just nutso in August.


27 posted on 08/25/2012 5:45:22 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: iowamark

Agreed. Just a bunch of politicans who like to hear themselves talk.


28 posted on 08/25/2012 5:52:54 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: plangent

We will have to raise hell if they cover more of the Dem convention. Will be interesting...


29 posted on 08/25/2012 6:09:48 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

The latest models show a further west trend, so it’s likely it won’t harm Tampa much besides rain and strong gusts. HOWEVER, I am concerned this could make landfall as a major hurricane, a plus for Obama unless he screws up relief efforts.


30 posted on 08/25/2012 6:13:24 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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