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Matt Collins
08-31-2008, 06:20 PM
PRESS RELEASE Sent: Sun 8/31/2008 6:33 PM



MINNEAPOLIS – Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Robert M. “Mike” Duncan and RNC Co-Chairman/Committee on Arrangements Chairman Jo Ann Davidson announced changes to the 2008 Republican National Convention schedule and activities due to Hurricane Gustav.

Tomorrow, all activities except for the official required business of the convention will be cancelled. The Committee will convene at 2:30 p.m. CDT to conduct this business as required by the Rules of the Republican Party, which state that the convention must proceed in order to ensure that the Party is able to place John McCain and Sarah Palin's names on the ballot in November. On November 9, 2007, the RNC issued the 2008 Call for the Convention. The Call for the Convention requires the 2008 Republican National Convention to meet on Sept. 1, 2008 in order to select the Party's President and Vice President.

"The safety and well-being of the people of the Gulf States remains our top concern. We are doing everything we can on the ground in Minneapolis-Saint Paul to ensure that the delegations affected by this storm have the resources and information that they need. As Senator McCain said this morning, we must redirect our attention and efforts. Our first priority is to help our fellow citizens in need," Duncan said.

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Sally08
08-31-2008, 06:25 PM
Other information states 4:00 p.m. ET vs. this 2:30 p.m. CDT (3:30 p.m. ET)

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2008-08-31-gopconvention_N.htm?csp=34

Conza88
08-31-2008, 07:27 PM
So... would this increase our chances of the event being used properly, as per its intended purpose, instead of a media love ceremonial fest? :confused:

Bruno
08-31-2008, 07:31 PM
I love the irony that Ron Paul was denied the chance to speak at the RNC, and now is going to be the only speaker in town it seems. ;)

There are sure to be more reporters heading down to the Rally for the Republic.

Sally08
08-31-2008, 07:42 PM
I love the irony that Ron Paul was denied the chance to speak at the RNC, and now is going to be the only speaker in town it seems. ;)

There are sure to be more reporters heading down to the Rally for the Republic.

But will the RP *delegates* and *alternates* be present for the votes on the GOP platform and the *NOMINATION*??

Are those in MN even aware of these drastic changes with a <3 hour window for all official business?

Bruno
08-31-2008, 07:52 PM
But will the RP *delegates* and *alternates* be present for the votes on the GOP platform and the *NOMINATION*??

Are those in MN even aware of these drastic changes with a <3 hour window for all official business?

Let's hope enough will find out in time.