Monday's Convention Canceled As Isaac Barrels Toward GOP

Oh dear. It looks like the baby Jesus really wants to give the GOP haters a "come to Jesus" moment! Something tells me they won't take the hint: Tropical Storm Isaac was hugging the northern coastline of eastern Cuba on Saturday after

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Oh dear. It looks like the baby Jesus really wants to give the GOP haters a "come to Jesus" moment! Something tells me they won't take the hint:

Tropical Storm Isaac was hugging the northern coastline of eastern Cuba on Saturday after claiming at least four lives in Haiti. Isaac should become a Category 1 hurricane on Sunday just as it nears the Florida Keys, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, and then grow into an even stronger Category 2 storm with 100 mph winds.

Isaac "could be significantly stronger than currently forecast" once it enters the Gulf of Mexico, the center said in an advisory.It will first sweep past southwest Florida and the Florida Keys, where "hurricane conditions are expected ... Sunday," it said in a separate update.

Isaac is a massive storm, with tropical storm-force winds extending 230 miles from the center. Key West International Airport was halting all flights at 7 p.m. Saturday until the storm had passed.

So now, instead of moving the nomination vote from Wednesday to Monday, the Republicans are moving it to Tuesday instead. Just right!

TAMPA, Fla. -- Republicans announced Saturday that they had effectively canceled the first day of its convention for safety concerns associated with an impending hurricane.

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said in a statement that "the Republican National Convention will convene on Monday August 27th and immediately recess until Tuesday afternoon, August 28th."

That move essentially postpones the activities of the first of four scheduled days of the convention. But Priebus said in a conference call with reporters that the details of the revised schedule were not yet settled, and could be announced as soon as Sunday.

"The Republican National Convention is going to take place. We know that we will officially nominate Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan," he said.

Romney will now be formally nominated as the Republican Party's presidential candidate on Tuesday instead of Monday, said Russ Schriefer, a senior strategist for the Romney campaign.

"Right now, we expect that the roll call will just take place on Tuesday," he said.

Editor add.: According to the RNC's website, it's quite the stellar line up that they'll now have to shift around. No doubt there will be some very bruised egos for missing some prime camera time. Which of these politicians do you see kowtowing to?

Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Republican National Committee.
Sharon Day, Co-Chairman of the Republican National Committee.
Bob Buckhorn, Democratic Mayor of Tampa.
William Harris, CEO of the Republican National Convention.
Al Austin, 2012 Tampa Bay Host Committee Chairman.
Barbara Comstock, Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates for the 34th District.
Timothy Griffin, United States Representative for Arkansas's 2nd congressional district.
Mike Duncan, former Chairman of the Republican National Committee.
Zoraida Fonalledas, National Committeewoman of the Puerto Rico Republican Party.
John Boehner- Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.
John E. Sununu, former United States Senator from New Hampshire.
Bob McDonnell, Governor of Virginia.
John Hoeven, former Governor of North Dakota and United States Senator from North Dakota.
Marsha Blackburn, United States Representative for Tennessee's 7th congressional district.
Rick Scott, Governor of Florida.
Rand Paul, United States Senator from Kentucky.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers, United States Representative for Washington's 5th congressional district.
Artur Davis, former Democratic United States Representative for Alabama's 7th congressional district and 2010 Democratic candidate for Governor of Alabama.
Ted Cruz, former Texas solicitor general and 2012 Republican nominee from Texas for U.S. Senate.
Nikki Haley, Governor of South Carolina.
Mike Huckabee, former Governor of Arkansas.
Jeb Bush, former Governor of Florida

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