What could interfere with the Republican convention? Well, there is a hurricane:
Tampa won’t hesitate to pull the plug on the Republican National Convention next week if Tropical Storm Isaac threatens the Tampa Bay area as a major storm, Buckhorn told CNN Wednesday morning.
“Well, absolutely, we’re prepared to call it off,” [Mayor Bob] Buckhorn said on the network’s Early Start with John Berman. “I mean, safety and human life trump politics. I think the RNC recognizes that. The organizers, certainly Gov. (Mitt) Romney, recognize that.”
The chances that Isaac, which is churning in the Atlantic Ocean toward the Caribbean Sea, will hit the Bay area still remain small. But it did strike as a hurricane, the impact would be enormous. And with thousands of extra visitors in the area for the convention, community leaders would have the added responsibility of assuring their safety…
Do I feel worried? No. We have Chris Christie and Paul Ryan speaking. They have Sandra Fluke. We’ll be talking about the economy and the future of the country. They’ll be talking about abortion. That’s rope a dope, if Romney does it right, because Obama’s record on that — third trimester abortions in particular — is scary.
So relax. Conservatives from Tampa to Tulsa should be pleased.