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Gaffes blow Republicans off course as storm delays convention
Organisers of key party gathering forced to put off Ann Romney's speech until tomorrow
Organisers of the gathering that is expected to attract about 50,000
delegates were already redrawing the schedule last night after scrubbing
today's proceedings because of Tropical Storm Isaac, forecast to
strengthen into a hurricane and brush the west of Tampa this afternoon
and tonight. Reince Preibus, the head of the Republican National
Committee, said the convention would definitely start tomorrow.
100 per cent full-steam ahead on Tuesday," Mr Priebus said last night.
"We're going to tell the Mitt Romney story, we're still going to
prosecute the President on what he promised, what he delivered, and why
we think we need to save this country and put Mitt Romney in the White