As of the writing of this post, tropical storm Isaac is a couple of hundred miles south of Puerto Rico. Politico has updates,
The RNC has contingency plans in case Isaac becomes a hurricane and strikes near Tampa next week,
“We do have contingency plans to deal with weather-related and other circumstances that may occur to ensure that … the business can go on at the RNC and Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will become our nominees and that the safety of the folks here attending it and in the Tampa Bay community are taken care of,” RNC communications director Sean Spicer said on CNN’s “Starting Point.”
The Dems may be turning their convention into an anti-Aiken affair, even when Aiken has managed to unite the entire Republican establishment, the Tea Party, and the radio hosts against himself. That’s what happens when
a. a president can’t run on his record, and
b. women’s health is politicized entirely in reproductive terms.
They should talk the economy non-stop, with occasional digressions into foreign policy. If they are asked about abortion, they should chide the reporter for asking about a topic that is of little interest to voters and that, by the way, the president, vice president, senators and congressmen have no ability to do anything about, and give an answer about the economy.
But the Democratic convention’s not until September 4, so who knows what may turn up.
The most aggressive attack was left for Biden, who is heading behind enemy lines for campaign events in Tampa on Monday and Tuesday. Leading congressional Democrats, including Reps. James Clyburn (S.C.) and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.), will be joining the vice president to help crash the party.
Of course the media will be by his side.