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  1. #1 Gustav prompts 'substantial' changes to RNC agenda 
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    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney will not attend the GOP convention in St. Paul, Minnesota, because of Hurricane Gustav, White House press secretary Dana Perino said Sunday.
    The Republican National Convention was set to kick off Monday in Minneapolis-St.Paul, Minnesota.

    The Republican National Convention was set to kick off Monday in Minneapolis-St.Paul, Minnesota.

    In addition, "substantial" changes to the Republican National Convention program will be announced Sunday because of the storm, two Republican officials said.

    One option is delaying the planned Monday opening of the convention, both sources said, though one of the officials said "that has not been decided. We need a few more hours to look at all of the contingencies. But there will be some substantial adjustments."

    Instead of attending, Bush is likely to address the convention's Monday session, if there is one, via satellite, other officials said. First lady Laura Bush is scheduled to attend.

    The final decisions will be made after Rick Davis, a top campaign aide to Sen. John McCain, meets Sunday with convention planners in St. Paul.

    http://edition.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS...tav/index.html
     

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    This will be the right thing to do. It will also have the effect of taking the wind out of the sails of the libs who were planning on attacking the RNC for partying while thousands suffered.
     

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    Hey, if Obama can really make the sun rise and the flowers grow he should be able to stop a hurricane.

    ok, do it. If he does I'll vote for him
     

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    I was very glad to hear that Cheney and Bush43 wouldn't be at the convention.
    I had hoped they would have the common sense not to go and to let McCain have the whole thing.
    It took a hurricane for them to bow out - but at least they did.
    Hurricane or not - Republicans have a better shot in November if people are NOT reminded of Bush43.
    Hate to say it - but it's true.

    AND - I agree with the previous poster. Obama claims that 'now is the time that he can heal the world' so he should be able to stop the hurricane, right?? (instead he seems to be sitting back just waiting to be able to point fingers at republicans if things go bad - nevermind that it was a DEMOCRAT mayor and a DEMOCRAT gov. down there that screwed up the plans during Katrina.)
    If leftists didn't have double standards, they'd have no standards at all.
     

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    I really hope they postpone the convention a week or 2. Heck, it'll just mean that their post-convention bounce will be a little closer to the election... and it'll be a heck of a lot better than having a party (even a half-hearted one with everyone on video screens from the south) during the hurricane.
     

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    Live local coverage on Gustav:

    http://www.wwltv.com/video/?nvid=57429&live=yes
     

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    they were trying to find a believable excuse to keep Bush and Cheney far away from the RNC, and they just found it.
    **** Obama and **** you too.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by samurai View Post
    I really hope they postpone the convention a week or 2. Heck, it'll just mean that their post-convention bounce will be a little closer to the election... and it'll be a heck of a lot better than having a party (even a half-hearted one with everyone on video screens from the south) during the hurricane.
    If they push it back as much as you suggest they violate a lot of state's rules and will be taken off the ballot.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eyelids View Post
    If they push it back as much as you suggest they violate a lot of state's rules and will be taken off the ballot.
    Well, they can officially declare them the nominees now and have all the speeches, parties, balloons, etc in a few weeks...
     

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    From Fox earlier, only the essential activities for the convention will take place tomorrow. All other speeches, parties, etc. have all been cancelled. They are going to play it day to day.
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