Tropical Storm Isaac Casts Wet Blanket Over Tampa RNC


Tampa – There is a chance the Republican National Convention could be extended through Friday if Tropical Storm Isaac continues to cause problems, according to a National Journal report

Republicans are leaving open the possibility of extending their Tampa convention by a day, a senior Republican official told National Journal

With Isaac expected to strengthen to a Category 2 hurricane and hit the Gulf Coast between Louisiana and Florida at midweek, Republicans are looking for flexibility in their schedule.

The Tampa Bay Times is reporting that this is not something that is being "advocated" by Republican officials.

During an appearance on Face the Nation, RNC Chairman Reince Prebius said that there was no chance the storm would cancel the convention, calling it "100 percent on." 

Meanwhile, the storm is tracking westward and expected to weaken before hitting the Tampa Bay area. The storm, according to forecasters, is poorly organized but still has the potential to pack a violent punch. 

At the Ron Paul "We Are The Future" rally at the University of South Florida we got a taste of what Isaac will be like when it soaked latecomers during a 30-minute downpour: