GOP insists show will go on as Isaac grows, heads to New Orleans

News from The Hill:  By Justin Sink

TAMPA, Fla. — Republican organizers sought to project an air of reassurance Monday as rumors swirled that the party was considering pulling the plug on the entirety of its convention with Tropical Storm Isaac nearing hurricane strength and bearing down on New Orleans.

“We are continuing to go ahead with our program of Tuesday, Wednesday [and] Thursday,” said Mitt Romney aide Russ Schriefer at a press conference in Tampa. “However, we are going to make sure we monitor the storm as it proceeds and see what happens over the next few days.”

Republicans were initially relieved when forecasts showed the storm skirting west of Tampa, largely sparing the convention site from serious wind or rainfall. But the storm now seems on a path eerily similar to that of Hurricane Katrina, which caused unprecedented destruction seven years ago to the day.  Read More…