Storm Threatens to Postpone RNC

    AT SEA - AUGUST 20:  In this handout satellite mage provided by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), an area of low pressure located about 1000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles moves westward at 20 to 25 mph on August 20, 2012 in the Atlantic Ocean. With less than one week until the Republican National Convention starts this system has a high chance of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours and is expected to grow into Isaac, the ninth named tropical storm of the season according to NOAA. Currently there is no direct threat to Tampa Bay, Florida where thousands are expected to attend the convention that starts August 27.  (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)

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    The storm is descending on Tampa. No, not the RNC crowds, but literally, Tropical Storm Isaac. Forecasters and politicians alike grew increasingly concerned about Isaac on Wednesday. Currently approaching the Caribbean, the storm could potentially postpone or mean relocating next week’s GOP convention in Tampa. Isaac’s maximum sustained winds were at 45mph on Wednesday, but the storm is expected to gain strength and become a hurricane by Thursday. Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn said should the storm hit the city, officials are “prepared to call [the convention] off,” adding, “the politics will take care of itself.” Postponing or relocating the convention would be a huge hit to the city, which is set to make more than $150 million in revenue from the event.

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