GOP might delay convention due to hurricanes

Intoxination has the NOAA chart and thoughts on the storms. WaPo says the Republicans may have to delay their convention. But given the monumental logistics involved, I don’t see how that’s possible. Contracts have been signed. Commitments have been made. Sound, video, lighting, catering, and security squads are scheduled to arrive. As are thousands of participants who have already booked plane reservations and hotel rooms. You just can’t reschedule an event that huge a few days before it happens without total chaos ensuing.

But it could be a different event.

“You would have to dramatically change the nature of what you do. Much less partisan. Much less political,” said the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because internal discussions are ongoing. He added that all the speakers would have to retool their addresses to reflect the storm and its impact. “Otherwise, it’s the elephant in the room.”

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