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RNC Opening Day Canceled Due to Storm Threat

Monday's opening of the Republican National Convention in Tampa has been canceled, officials said.

The first day of the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Monday has been wiped out by the threat of Tropical Storm Isaac, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Officials announced the opening day's cancellation during a conference call Saturday, the Times reports.

The newspaper posted the following statement from Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on its website:

"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 (Rick) 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."

There was no immediate word on a revised schedule for the convention, which runs through Thursday in downtown Tampa.

A welcome party planned for Sunday night at Tropicana Field is still on as scheduled, St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster said Saturday afternoon.

cherylwithac August 30, 2012 at 06:26 AM
Absolutely. He's Romney, just the fraud behind the curtain.
Bulldog August 30, 2012 at 09:48 AM
Yes Dorothy, just follow the yellow brick road and try not to step in any poop! God is just dog spelled backwards :)
Bulldog August 30, 2012 at 10:02 AM
Ann hey Ann Romney, Jacque Mioff will pump your gas for you! No don't worry about paying her, since you and you husband don't believe in minimum wage any amount would be willing to give would be too small anyway. Jacque did request you and Mitt get the country moving and her kids out of debt..Oh, the country is moving- 400 earthquakes in California just yesterday and I see that your plan to eliminate the debt is to reduce taxes on the rich, eliminate taxation on American companies that make profit overseas, eliminate banking and trading regulations, and opening up our beautiful national parks and open spaces to gas, oil , and strip mining developers, and then when all that is complete simply file bankrupsy, on behalf of all the American people you care so much about, just like you did at Bain capitol. Jacque Mioff must be so proud of your plan :)
rick barasso August 30, 2012 at 06:30 PM
Did you see, Fox News not buying all the Ryan lies in his speech! Keep your eyes open for Christ, this could be a big day!
92635954 August 30, 2012 at 06:51 PM
Queen Ann, just don't cross your legs or you'll break Jacque's nose.

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