Should the Pubs Cancel Their Convention?

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  1. KenH

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    With Hurricane Gustav bearing down on our nation, should the Republican Party cancel its convention?

    I say, yes. Surely they have some mechanism in place to handle the formality of nominating their presidential and vice presidential candidates without all of the hoopla.
     
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    Because if they don't, the media will accuse them of being coarse and unfeeling- like they do Bush.

    But if they do, the media will just ignore that and concentrate on Gustav anyhow.
     
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    I really don't have a clue why they should postpone the convention. What are they all going to do anyway?

    The first time I heard this I though they were meeting in New Orleans :).

    I don't understand why this would be an issue.
     
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    I'm sure your real motivation is Gustav, admit it...you are scared to death what the convention will do to Obama's campaign
     
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    Well, this could be a plus for the democrats, or it could be a minus. If the Bush Administration does no better with Gustav than they did with Katrina, it will hurt them, but if the republican's do a much better job than before, it could show improvement and add to McCain's popularity.
     
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    Well, this could be a plus for the democrats, or it could be a minus. If the Bush Administration does no better with Gustav than they did with Katrina, it will hurt them, but if the republicans do a much better job than before, it could show improvement and add to McCain's popularity.
     
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    No! But if specific attendees have a need to be directly involved in preparations in their home state, county, or city then they should go home to take care of the emergency and delegate others to take care of business at the convention. But, of course, this common sense approach is likely to be trumped by the media's hysterical need to make a story out of it.
     
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    Because it wouldn't look good for the Publs to be partying and having a good time on national TV while a section of the nation is being blasted by a natural disaster.
     
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    So they should cancel without even knowing if, where, and how strongly it will it?

    Come on Ken, you sound like the "Is Obama's birth cert real?'" folks now.
     
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    Roger,

    In addition to the initial landfall there is a huge danger from flooding inland. My area is forecasted to get as much as 10 inches of rain with some areas perhaps getting 20 inches of rain.
     
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    These are forecasts. We all know that once hurricanes get into the Gulf they can do anything from die to potentially hit anywhere from the tip of Florida to Texas, or even Honduras.

    Do you really think they should cancel on a 'maybe?'
     
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    Considering how many hurricanes and tropical storms I lived through on the coast of Texas in the 1960s-early 1970s - yes.
     
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    Interesting timing - RTE (Irish television) is discussing this very topic as I type.


    I just can't see the purpose Ken. What good are a bunch of politicos going to do? Sure, maybe cuts the bands and balloons if a tragedy does evolve, but cancel before the storm even hits?
     
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    Gustav will be onshore about 24 hours from right now and will be a major rain event for basically the rest of the week for northern LA, southern AR, eastern TX, and southeastern OK at a minimum.
     
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    Fair enough - I just can't see the sense of canceling for a 'major rain event'

    Are you sure that none of your reasoning is politically motivated?
     
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    If I was politically motivated in my comments I would be encouraging the Pubs to proceed as scheduled and party while the nation is watching people fleeing Gustav and being flooded out.
     
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    I commend the Pubs for this. :thumbs:


    "ST. PAUL, Minn. - John McCain says Republicans will alter the national convention that was to be a four-day celebration of his presidential nomination because of the seriousness of Hurricane Gustav as it churns toward the Gulf Coast. President Bush, Vice President Cheney and prominent GOP governors decided to skip the gathering altogether."

    - http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080831/ap_on_el_pr/cvn_convention_rdp
     
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    Sounds kind of like cutting back on bands, balloons, and bunting.

    Probably a good thing, depending on what happens.
     
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