Monday, August 27, 2012

Canada: GOP enthusiastic about convention despite storm

National Post

Tropical Storm Isaac doesn’t dampen enthusiasm of delegates at the Republican Convention

Sarah Boesveld |

Republican National Convention-goers had been warned Tropical Storm Isaac will rain not cats and dogs, but “cows and sheep” on Tampa, Fla., this week — or worse. It grounded hundreds of flights Sunday as it surged up the Gulf of Mexico and caused a delay to the beginning of the GOP festivities themselves, giving Mitt Romney and his Republican Party one fewer day to ratchet up enthusiasm that could lead him to a White House win come November.

But despite the delays, the thousands of delegates who arrived over the weekend are excited to cast their ballots for Mr. Romney in the 40th Republican naming convention, officially making him the Republican party’s presidential candidate. They will still filter into the patriotically decorated Tampa Bay Times Forum stadium Monday to be counted. Then, they’ll part until Tuesday afternoon as organizers pause to let Isaac blow past.

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