By Chris Ingram
The Forum is ready, Isaac is going to pass (but give us a lot of rain), and the Committee on Arrangements has rescheduled Monday’s events with a new schedule to get Mitt Romney nominated.
Heavy rains are expected to continue today throughout the Tampa Bay area and local schools and many businesses are closed. Delegates and members of the media, as well as Moms and dads with kids unexpectedly home from school, and other locals throughout the area may be scratching their heads at today’s closings due to Isaac, but as long-term residents know, a big storm can turn on a dime. RNC and government officials decided to err on the side of caution.
As they say in Vaudeville the show must go on.
And it does.
Marco Rubio speaks to the Florida delegation at the Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor today at 8:00 a.m., sponsored by American Express (just kidding).
Among the Florida delegation, the buzz is all about “Toucan” Charlie Crist’s announcement of what we already know: he loves Barack Obama. Yesterday, Too Tan Charlie announced he was endorsing Barack Obama — duh! That was followed by a DNC announcement that the tan man would speak at the Democrats’ convention next week, which they should be calling Chuckles’ homecoming.
Other activities include the opening and quick recess of the day’s session at 2:00 p.m., as well as the start of protests downtown with up to 5,000 expected — at least the rain will mean the “occupy” protestors will get their first bath in days.
Later in the day, countless parties will occur throughout the night despite the suspension of most of the day’s convention activities.
Be sure to watch a special live edition of “Political Connections” for all your convention news from a local perspective tonight at 7:00 p.m. on Bay News 9 on Brighthouse Networks; subsequent nights at 6:30 p.m. The show airs on Brighthouse Networks in the Tampa and Orlando markets and throughout the I-4 corridor.
Chris Ingram is the president and founder of 411 Communications a corporate and political communications firm, and publisher of Irreverent View. Ingram is a frequent pundit on Fox News and CNN, and has written opinion columns for the Washington Times, UPI, and National Review online. He is the Republican political analyst for Bay News 9, the only 24 hour all news channel in Florida’s largest media market. The opinions expressed here are those of author and do not represent the views of Bay News 9. E-mail him at: Chris@IrreverentView.com.
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