Tropical Storm Isaac has become stronger as it moves toward the Florida Keys and the Gulf of Mexico. Forecasters expect it to be upgraded into a Category 2 hurricane before it makes landfall early Tuesday or Wednesday. The storm has battered Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
The Republican National Convention was supposed to start today in Tampa but its scheduled has been revised, reports the Christian Science Monitor.
The convention will officially gavel in at 2 p.m. Monday but will be in session for no more than 10 minutes, said Russ Schriefer, the GOP strategist who has been the chief Romney campaign spokesman for convention logistics. ... The proceedings will resume on Tuesday at 2 p.m. with Republicans taking their roll call vote in early evening to formally nominate Mr. Romney and his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan (R) of Wisconsin, to the Republican ticket.
The Washington Post adds:
"Among those who cancelled or put a hold on their appearances at the convention were the governors of four states likely to be most heavily affected by the storm: Rick Scott of host-state Florida; Louisiana’s Bobby Jindall, Mississippi’s Phil Bryant and Alabama’s Robert Bentley."