With Hurricane Isaac threating the Florida coast, speculation mounts as to whether it will force cancellation of the Republican National Convention in Tampa. Soil conditions in the area are near saturation and that could lead to significant flooding even if high winds are avoided.
Florida governor Rick Scott says the state is “ready for the worst.” He is optimistic that the track most recently has moved westward, so that the brunt will be felt by the folks in Pensacola.
7 Birthers to speak at RNC
The Think Progress web site reports that no less than 7 birthers are scheduled to speak at the Convention in Tampa, not counting a number of unofficial events scheduled to coincide. TP has a very broad definition of “birther,” we must admit.
Conservative TV evangelist Pat Robertson has prayed away hurricanes from Virginia Beach, Virginia, but it is not known whether the 82-year-old Robinson has been contacted to help the Republicans in Tampa. He is noted for his remarks saying that hurricanes and other natural disasters are a punishment for homosexuality and abortion.
Read the hurricane coverage at Weather.com.
Hurricane Isaac appears to be trending eastward, bringing Tampa well into the probability area. I have updated the graphic for August 25, 2012 at 8:30 AM EDT. Click on the image to view the latest track.
After Day 1 of the Republican National Convention was canceled, Hurricane
Mitt Isaac flip-flopped its course and is now heading westward towards Mississippi and Louisiana. I have updated the graphic for August 26, 2012 at 8 PM EDT. Click on the image to view the latest track.