Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
And how -- again from Fox News in Tampa side of the Republican National Convention.
We're coming to you today from our sky box in the Tampa Bay times forum but the convention was supposed to start Monday.
But a dangerous storm named Isaac headed this way has changed those plans the Republicans had canceled the first day of the convention.
And squeeze this into a three day event starting Tuesday and there may be more changes.
Joining us now the head of the Republican National Committee Ryan's -- -- -- what's the latest on Isaac and how hard is it gonna hit Tampa.
Well we don't we're we don't think it's going to be that bad in Tampa but some of the residual effects of the driving winds and rain we had to make a decision that that puts safety first and -- out of the abundance of caution here -- couple things that caused the decision.
We couldn't be assured they're really safe travel path of this huge bosses over the bridges between Clearwater.
And Tampa that was the first thing the second thing is the Secret Service -- -- the -- out in front of the forum people be standing in line in driving rain.
Once in those two things started to come to fruition we had a we had to make a decision.
Even if Tampa is out of the danger zone on Tuesday.
This could be a hurricane bearing down.
On the Gulf Coast on Tuesday on Louisiana and Alabama and Mississippi now four years ago.
Your party canceled a conviction you were a thousand miles away in Minnesota because he didn't make -- -- appropriate to be partying and politicking while fellow Americans were in trouble.
Could you conceivably have to canceled Tuesday as well.
You know I know I I doubt that Chris I think that the show's going to go on we're gonna get the business done at the RNC we're gonna nominate Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan we're gonna have a great time here in Tampa this was done on -- abundance of caution for.
Our delegates and guests here in Tampa -- depress -- and it if so this.
Storm Isaac is bearing down on the golf girls are hitting the Gulf Coast.
You would go ahead with -- convention on Tuesday -- -- who of obvious -- gonna take it as a Thompson and we're we're gonna be nimble we're gonna make sure that we do the right thing safety first and obviously.
We want to make sure that everyone no matter where you are it is safe in this storm but the disposition is go -- yeah I mean we're we're moving forward and then but we are gonna be nimble we're gonna make sure that we were Smart -- Making the decisions that I think -- wise for a party or nominee what does this do to the Romney campaign if this convention has shrunk.
As it certainly will be to three days and possibly.
To -- I don't think so I mean I think that we're going to be able to have a great convention tell the Mitt Romney story prosecute Obama on his promises made promises delivered.
We're not where we need to be.
We need to.
We we have to fire Obama and save this country we're gonna make that case we're gonna make Mitt Romney case this week as well beyond but -- -- Monday was going to be to contrast day when nearly went after Barack Obama.
You gonna be able to squeeze that they're gonna -- squeeze it -- we're meeting with the production staff today I think most of the that the messaging that we were gonna put out on Monday will be able to be fit in on Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday it wasn't your decision.
To hold this convention -- your predecessor Michael Steele -- second -- thoughts.
Com about holding a convention in Florida during the middle of hurricane -- I don't think so I mean I don't thinks -- his defense I would say we've had conventions in Miami New Orleans Houston mean Charlotte's in the past New York could be and a hurricane path.
I don't think so I I think that this is a great place to be we're excited about being here in Tampa and Merck said about winning Florida in November well thank you for coming embrace you for the update will all be standing by -- -- What Isaac has in store for us this week thank you chairman you bet.
Filter by section