Republican National Convention events delayed due to Isaac

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus issued the following statement this evening:

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, exact time to follow. 

Our first priority is ensuring the safety of delegates, alternates, guests, members of the media attending the Republican National Convention, and citizens of the Tampa Bay area. RNC Convention officials and the Romney campaign are working closely with state, local and federal officials, as well as the Secret Service, to monitor Tropical Storm Isaac and preserve Florida’s emergency management resources. Officials have predicted participants may encounter severe transportation difficulties due to sustained wind and rain. 

The Republican National Convention will take place and officially nominate Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, and the Party has other necessary business it must address. We also are remaining in constant contact with state and federal officials and may make additional schedule alterations as needed.

The Convention staff is working around-the-clock to ensure the delegations housed in storm-impacted areas have alternative housing if needed. The Committee on Arrangements will provide additional information to delegates and alternate delegates who are affected by Isaac by Sunday morning. We will also provide guidance to those delegates and alternate delegates who may encounter travel difficulties due to the storm. 

We will begin issuing revised convention programming as early as Sunday. 

We have an experienced team that will ensure changes are operationally smooth and create as little disruption as possible.  The most important concern is safety, but our Convention program will proceed.

Posted: August 25th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: 2012 Presidential Politics | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

2 Comments on “Republican National Convention events delayed due to Isaac”

  1. Joe Killeen said at 10:54 am on August 26th, 2012:

    Call me crazy but people have been trying to spread the word about extreme climate events and their impact on old and damaged infrastructure for a few years now.
    Yet here we have the Party of non attention to climate change, deciding to hold their most important every 4 year event, in a locale, during a time, when normal climate would be stormy, now having to shut the doors and doings down and worry about finding dry space for the attendees.
    I am sure if the storm doesn’t hit tomorrow, or Tuesday it will be taken as a sign from God that the effect of a fossil fueled, economically incentivized economy is a liberal communist strategy and if it does hit it will be spun as an example of the rugged collective stock of the Republicans to deal with bad weather.
    Either way the chance that all this talk, numbers and studies on climate change will become a topic for discussion in the closed off storm battered rooms of the convention goers is slim to none. That would be against their religion.

  2. Joe Killeen said at 2:16 pm on August 26th, 2012:

    Another bit of recent news that the Republicans may want to consider before they begin their big show.
    Yup, things will be different this time around we got the numbers right. What numbers from these guys?

    “This week(August 24,2012) the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board reported that in recent months it had reviewed audits of 23 brokerage firms. Not a single one of them was deemed acceptable.”