Tropical Storm Isaac is still expected to reach hurricane strength by Monday, August 27, and make landfall somewhere between New Orleans, Louisiana, and Mobile, Alabama. Meanwhile, in Tampa, Florida, the Republican National Convention is already underway, as thousands of delegates, journalists and protesters have gathered. Florida hasn’t hosted a national political convention since 1972, when both the Democrats and Republicans convened in the state. But, the storm has also forced a revision of the GOP agenda. The RNC has crammed four days of activities and speeches into three; hoping that media coverage of the approaching storm doesn’t overshadow they’re carefully-scripted plans to highlight a presidential candidate no one really likes.
Isaac could reach the Gulf Coast on Wednesday, August 29, the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina; a perfect example of ineptitude at both the state and federal levels. Meteorologists anticipate the worst of Isaac’s wrath to bypass Tampa. Personally, I could care less about the convention-goers. I just hope no children or animals are injured or die because of the storm. It would almost be funny if the Democrats stooped to the lowly Republican mindset and claim a tropical storm named Isaac is a sign to America that another Republican presidency would be devastating to the United States.