St. Petersburg Beach, Florida -- Tropical Storm Isaac delayed the RNC for a day, but not the work at hand for 172 delegates and 169 alternates from California staying at the Tradewinds Resort on St. Petersburg Beach.
California reportedly has the largest delegation at the RNC.
"We're Californians: resilient, used to different weather, earthquakes, flooding, a hurricane or tropical storm is not stop us," said Julie Hooper, press secretary for the California Delegation.
An outdoor breakfast with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Monday morning headed indoors. Isaac's stormy conditions alsohad delegates going to the movies at noon at one of the resort's ballrooms.They watched the anti-Obama movie called "2016."It shows how people and historical figures in Obama's life influenced him.
Delegate Sashi McEntee said she's more interested in the president's record. She said, "Obama's economic policy has not moved the economy, not even went as far as his supporters had wanted a look for change."
By 2 p.m., most of the official businessended and delegates got to enjoy the sights, but all of them said their focus is on the job at hand."We are really here to do business with the convention," said delegate Sally Zelikovsky.
Delegate Kevin Krick added, "The idea is to leave here with Romney and Ryan as our team and lead them on to the White House."