With Hurricane Isaac due to make landfall in the Tampa area sometime between Monday and Tuesday, one would expect a bit of a panic to attack the organizers of this year’s Republican National Convention. But even hurricane force winds expected to blow, little feather-ruffling seems to be happening among participants at the grand gathering.
By Saturday night, with the weather still calm, hot and cloudy but with no rain, many delegations had already arrived. A few flights into Tampa were indeed cancelled on Sunday, with some others re-routed, but the expectation is that there will be tens of thousands of people on site by the time Sunday is over.
Ron Paul expects a crowd of 10,000 supporters at a rally on Sunday joined with Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky to be held at the Sun Dome of the University of South Florida. The official welcome party for delegates is also still taking place as scheduled on Sunday evening, emphatically announced by the Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.
So other than the cancellation of the first night of the convention, the show will go on, hurricanes and other natural phenomenon notwithstanding.