All eyes on Isaac as GOP convention approaches

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  • Utah Girl Vernal, UT
    Aug. 27, 2012 2:29 p.m.

    I agree, a convention that accomplishes its mission, while doing it with a more somber tone, would be appropriate. Florida in August is not the best place to plan any major event, anyway. I would suggest, as just an every-day citizen making a comment, that any celebrating on a large scale would sent out the wrong message about the GOP, the candidates in general, and especially Romney. Celebration can come later, when Romney becomes the President-elect.

  • Kalindra Salt Lake City, Utah
    Aug. 27, 2012 10:22 a.m.

    So, if hurricanes and earthquakes and terrorist attacks are a sign of God's displeasure - what does this storm say about the GOP Convention?


  • Baron Scarpia Logan, UT
    Aug. 27, 2012 6:58 a.m.

    "And it surely wasn't lost on Tampa convention organizers that a gathering storm gave Obama an opportunity to show leadership."

    Obama could take the thunder from the GOP convention by showing how government can work effectively in addressing a natural disaster. Not necessarily an argument for "big government," but for "effective government." Think how news will show Obama helping storm victims -- and working with local GOP officials in states struck by the storm -- while the GOP party in Tampa. Watch the news show the parallels with the last GOP president presiding over hurricane disaster from his vacation home and in Air Force One.

    This storm is as much a test for Obama as it is for the GOP.