RNC restructuring entire convention
Reince Priebus on change of plans
- Duration 4:36
- Date Aug 26, 2012
Reince Priebus on change of plans
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For the -- will go on that is award for the Republican National Committee here this convention facing some challenges certainly.
Weather wise completely restructuring an event that took months to plan.
And doing it just a few days time in some cases just a few hours.
I talk -- -- Republican national party chair -- previous just a few moments ago about what we can expect and what's happening now.
-- this thank you for your time and big welcome to you here in Tampa.
Am happy being here and now because they were getting ready more big event.
And and many people want to know whether this things get -- get off the ground and I'm I'm wondering from your perspective how are you working through this.
As a team.
Well one thing and that's their meeting around the block where meetings -- -- half -- on your service.
Regular thing is number one.
-- for the daily caller yes I'm telling you -- -- -- come here we're gonna have a good convention and I'm going to be careful here.
I shot hit the band sounds great behind you by the way where had a -- -- -- after we are here.
I know I'm not going into the third day.
In the spirit that would you have any sense scheduled for Tuesday -- to effectively he didn't whine and cry I imagine you're still working you've got.
-- Mitt Romney we did late yesterday.
The safety of those and -- path is of the utmost importance I applaud those in Tampa.
Making appropriate schedule -- and -- -- -- you referred to that your first dancer there Kansas City has Tampa.
Has Tampa escaped the worst of the storm.
Certainly a little.
Around the war on.
Which meant that our delegates and guests would actually have to stand outside in potentially driving -- for hours.
And then you get the issue of what do you do if you fill up the arena and then things that Syria and you can't get gas back to saint Pete.
And Clearwater -- at that point you to set to make the call that it's just not worth it and it's better just to be safe.
And -- so we did and we can solve the great convention on Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday and if we're going to do.
It is there any doubt that the convention starts with the speeches on Tuesday.
Or is that still a little bit of a guessing game.
And not mean right right now I'm in the intention is -- -- with the business of the convention on Tuesday that means.
-- going down -- in the afternoon.
Doing the nomination all of the party work that most people don't watch but it's important.
And then we start the speeches on Tuesday night around 730 or eight.
But if that's the case do you see a scenario where a category two hurricane.
Just before making landfall.
And about the same time and Romney's coming out to make a significant speech you see a scenario like that.
And if so what would be be what would be the backup plan about what happened.
Well listen I mean we made the decision here last night around 5 or 6 o'clock that.
We would -- Monday we're working around the clock we've got contingency plans were going to be nimble.
I can assure you gonna make the smartest.
And most decent decisions that we can at any given time.
And that's why we decided yesterday to make that movement and we have the ability to have to to make to quickly -- -- if we need to but right now.
I'm we have no reason to believe that we're not going to start on Tuesday and have full days throughout the week.
Sharp rise previous really appreciate your time we'll be talking to you throughout the week.
At our new -- stay nimble thank you very much and.