Tampa, Florida - It seems to be the perfect storm. The Republican National Convention is looming, and Tropical Storm Isaac is brewing in the Caribbean.
Convention organizers, elected officials, law enforcement and businesses are all watching and waiting to see what the storm will do.
Instead of a man named Mitt, everyone is now talking about Isaac.
The ultimate question remains - will the convention be canceled due to weather? Could it be delayed? And, if it is, what happens next?
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus spoke at length with 10 News about this unique predicament. He says the convention is "all-systems go."
Priebus told us, "Right now, we're just moving forward. We're planning on putting the gavel down Monday afternoon and starting the convention and electing Mitt Romney president."
10 News asked him point blank, "Rain or shine?"
He answered, "Rain or shine, wind, everything, all of the above."
But, is this decision actually made by the Republican party? The official rules say that Governor makes that call, although he is taking his cues from Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and emergency management. Police Chief Jane Castor also weighed in on the scenario.
Chief Castor keeps a positive attitude, "I must admit that when this issue came up when we were vying for the RNC, you know, [we joked around saying], that never happens in Tampa! And, it won't this time either," she said with a smile.
Mayor Bob Buckhorn said, "When we have to make that decision, we'll all be looking at the same data, in all likelihood at same time, and making appropriate decision together."
Hurricane Gustav delayed the opening of the Republican National Convention in 2008 since air travel was heavily disrupted. Due to the weather, delegates could not get to Minnesota.
When Chairman Priebus said this would happen rain or shine, he wasn't kidding.
If a cancellation was to happen in Tampa, the nomination process would take place either by phone or computer where the roll call could be seen instantly. People would need to have to access to those numbers simultaneously.
Mayor Buckhorn says he's excited about next week. "Absolutely we are focused on the RNC, the weather is nothing more than a distraction. We're looking to put Tampa's best foot forward."
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