Rumor is... they're talking about canceling it (Boston Globe).
There is a distinct possibility that the 2012 Republican National Convention will be cancelled.
But the series of conversations - occurring just hours later - made clear that the Romney staff also realizes that Isaacís potentially horrid wrath could eclipse any bunting-draped imagery they generate inside the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
That would render the whole convention exercise a net loss for their candidate, rather than a positive force propelling him into the fall campaign.
Consider for a moment the juxtaposition of President Obama marshaling his administrationís forces and personally visiting New Orleans or Mobile, Ala., in the aftermath of the stormís landfall, all while the convention hall is filled with delegates dressed in funny hats listening to partisan speeches.
Never mind, it's a non-event anyway.