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As Tropical Storm Isaac Aims at Tampa, Mayor Says He'll Cancel Republican Convention if Need Be


With Tropical Storm Isaac forecast to approach South Florida by Monday morning, the mayor of Tampa, Bob Buckhorn, says he'll cancel the Republican National Convention if need be:

“Obviously public safety is going to trump politics,” Bob Buckhorn said on CNN’s “Starting Point.” “If we had to make that decision to cancel or to postpone or move the convention, we will do that knowing full well that my obligation and the city’s obligation is to move people out of harm’s way. The politics will take care of itself.”

But why would God do such a thing?

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  1. Those poor male escorts will be working overtime with all those GOP delegates trapped inside their hotel rooms "riding" out the storm. Grindr will probably be overloaded.

    Posted by: Swiminbiff | Aug 22, 2012 6:45:03 PM

  2. God is sending a message to Republicans...

    Posted by: Tre | Aug 22, 2012 7:02:17 PM

  3. Personally, it makes me wonder if god is making a statement. Today's poll, which says Romney is drawing ZERO percent of the African-American vote, also comes at an interesting time. (Though it's surprising that Romney getting any of the gay and female vote at all, as well.)

    Posted by: Tarc | Aug 22, 2012 7:38:41 PM

  4. All you people in the comments that I just read, you must be liberals and you want to see this country go under by the likes of Barak Obama. He has done nothing for us in the time he has been in office, but he is going to do a lot to us (that we are not going to like) if he gets a second term.


    Posted by: Horrible | Aug 22, 2012 8:43:11 PM

  5. @Horrible, what wonderful things do you foresee a President Romney doing for the gay community? Will we be celebrating a constitutional amendment to install bigotry into our basic rules of government? Will we be celebrating the annulment of all the same sex marriages already performed? Will we be celebrating all of our out military members being forced to either leave the military or return to the closet? What benefits do you see in our future from electing two homophobes as President and Vice-President of the United States?

    Posted by: vann | Aug 22, 2012 9:05:51 PM

  6. yeah, um, please don't wish this to hit us..... we don't like the convention to be happening here- but we'd rather have that than a disaster killing people and ruining homes and businesses

    Posted by: scott | Aug 22, 2012 10:38:45 PM

  7. @Horrible, and Romney will be oh so wonderful with those extravagant tax cuts for the 1 percent of the population. It sure has worked so well for us lately!

    I hope the hurricane settles directly over the convention sparing the rest of Tampa, LOL

    Posted by: NY2.0 | Aug 23, 2012 1:19:21 AM

  8. Tampa doesn't need to be directly hit by Isaac to wreak major havoc. Heavy winds and flooding could cause big problems even if the hurricane hits elsewhere.

    Posted by: Laura | Aug 23, 2012 1:45:00 AM

  9. maybe they could have a better understanding of what happened at the dome in new orleans in '05

    Posted by: t | Aug 23, 2012 5:10:43 AM

  10. maybe god doesn't want an anti-gay mormon or catholic in the white house

    Posted by: t | Aug 23, 2012 5:12:56 AM

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