With newly upgraded Hurricane Isaac blowing past Florida, the Republican National Convention surges on with speeches by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, former GOP presidential race contender Rick Santorum, and Ann Romney, the wife of the now affirmed GOP presidential nominee. The abbreviated convention schedule may have dampened the opening day, but with Mitt Romney’s arrival, Day 2 finds the winds of the Grand Old Party struggling to hold onto the many hats of a divided Republican base.
Stormy weather deflated the big bang that was expected at Day 1 of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. Much of what was planned for Monday was scale-backed to a shorter week of activities. However, despite the weather, politicians, GOP supporters, and protesters still turned out for the opening of the convention.
August 27 Photo Brief: Tropical Storm Isaac heads for U.S. Coast, GOP prepares for RNC in Tampa and a Robot Restaurant in Tokyo
Tropical Storm Isaac took aim at Louisiana and other U.S. Gulf states Monday, GOP prepares for Republican National Convention in Tampa, a “Robot Restaurant” opens in Kabukicho, one of Tokyo’s best known red light districts, and more in today’s daily brief.