One of the worst things about politics is the fact that it never seems to stop. Despite the fact that the speeches all sound the same, they keep making them. Commercials fill the airwaves, people vote for things, but every four years, it gets worse. The Republican National Convention, featuring the ordination of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan as the challengers to incumbent President Barack Obama, is to kick off another federal election cycle and the frenzy of the race for office of the President of the United States. Push that back a day. The Republican National Convention in Tampa has been postponed by a day to avoid Tropical Storm Isaac. Forecasters believe that by the time it makes landfall in the United States, Isaac will be a hurricane.
“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,” said Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus. ”We’ll know on Monday how severe this tropical storm is. We’re not going to put delegates on a bunch of buses over bridges . . . and we can’t predict how severe the wind is going to be.”
The highlight of the event’s opening on Monday was to be a speech from rising star and son of Ron Paul, Senator Rand Paul from my home state of Kentucky. Sen. Paul, who previously had trouble with the TSA, now finds himself delayed by a massive storm. Some guys just can’t catch a break!
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