TAMPA (CBSMiami/AP) – Tropical Storm Isaac has dampened presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s plans for the party’s national convention.
The Romney campaign has scrapped at least the first day of the national convention, mindful of the good politics of putting safety before, well, politics.
Top Romney aides and Republican National Committee officials scrambled late Saturday behind closed doors to shrink a four-day schedule of events into three for a convention that had been set to open with a sweeping indictment of President Barack Obama’s economic stewardship. They said they hoped to begin laying out a revised schedule on Sunday, and it wasn’t immediately clear what parts of the agenda would stay and what parts would go.
Nor was it clear whether there would be more delays. Romney’s team was preparing for more schedule changes in case Isaac makes landfall elsewhere in Florida, requiring assistance from the brigades of police…
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