Tampa's Mayor Ready to Call Off GOP Convention if Isaac Hits

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Tropical Storm Isaac now has the vast majority of Florida in its cone of concern, with most models having it creep up the west coast early next week. Of course, there's already a disaster planned for that are next week: the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

However, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn says he's ready to pull the plug on the RNC if Isaac threatens.

"Absolutely we're prepared to call it off," Buckhorn told CNN. "I mean, human safety and human life trumps politics. I think the RNC recognizes that."

Yes, the Republican Party is pro-life, after all.

Don't worry, though.

"I'm not worried about the hurricane pattern headed toward Tampa," Slate's Dave Weigle tweeted. "Florida has ways to shut that whole thing down."

But Weigle might have miscalculated. Isaac is not yet a "legitimate hurricane."

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Fred Gadson
Fred Gadson

They need to have it... God is ready to show up and show out. The word tells us that “You shall do no injustice in court. You shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great, but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor. Leviticus 19:15

Victoria Renard
Victoria Renard

Hurricane gods must be socialists, foreigners and Muslim.

Andrew Creech
Andrew Creech

You guys could just stick to the old tried and true...articles on Rick Scott's failed policies. Or you could go all New Deal, and talk about how pathetic transportation is in the tri-county area.

Anthonyvop1
Anthonyvop1 topcommenter

So the DEMOCRAT Mayor of Tampa is ready to cancel the GOP convention? 

 

Can the Dems get any scummier? 

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