Storm Threatens to Postpone RNC

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.