Republicans will be running an abbriviated convention due to hurricane Gustav.
Republican presidential candidate John McCain announced most of first day’s activities at the Republican National Convention would be cancelled due to incoming hurricane storms in the South.A Cat 5 hurricane would be just huge. The hurricane that flattened New Orleans was a Cat 3.
“We are going to suspend most of our activities tomorrow except for those absolutely necessary,” McCain told reporters in St. Paul via satellite from St. Louis Sunday afternoon.
As he spoke Hurricane Gustav, predicted to reach Category 5 status, was approaching New Orleans, the site where deadly Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005. McCain said,“It’s time to take off our Republican hats and put on our American hats and say ‘American we are with you and America, we are going to care about people in their times of need.'”
I think it is fortunate that we had Katrina as a warm up. Also that Blanko is out as Governor of Louisiana and Jindal is in. Unfortunately Ray "Buses Underwater" Nagin is still Mayor of New Orleans.
Republican National Committee Chairman Robert “Mike” Duncan said “essential” activities such as the election of officers, rules adoption and a vote for they party’s platform would be performed Monday.Let us hope things turn out as well as possible for the people of the Gulf Coast. If you are the praying kind, say one.
“We will proceed with business tomorrow, it will be abbreviated,” Duncan said. Campaign Manager Davis described these functions as “requisite duties that are required…to constitute” the convention and the convention would resume “as soon as is practical.” Convention rules require that GOP delegates do meet and formally nominate McCain as their official presidential nominee.
Davis also said the GOP would refrain from any “political rhetoric” for the day as well.
Cross Posted at Classical Values