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The central figure here in Tampa this week is of course presumptive nominee Mitt Romney.
He -- President Obama by one point in the latest Gallup poll is tied in a poll in Ohio and in a virtual tie in Florida.
His big moment will be Thursday not.
Chief political correspondent Carl Cameron is in Boston tonight to tell us what Romney and the convention are doing in the mean to.
Day one of the 2012 Republican National Convention went according to contingency plans.
The chairman opened proceedings started -- Obama debt clock to watch it rise during the GOP gathering and -- -- prayer -- first responders dealing with -- And that was it for the day 2012.
Republican National Convention stands in recess but subject to the call of the chair.
RNC officials downplayed talk that the storm might cause more of the convention to be canceled.
The final Gallup poll before the conventions shows -- up one point 47 to 46 over the president.
The leader in the Gallup poll at this point in past campaigns has won twelve of the last fifteen elections.
In the premier swing states of Ohio and Florida the Columbus Dispatch poll says Ronnie has surged to an actual dead even tie in the Buckeye State.
In Florida it's a virtual tie Obama fifty to 46 in a CNN survey Mitt Romney spent much of the day at his Belmont Massachusetts home working on his speech and tracking Isaak.
Plans were being made for him to call gulf state governors a meeting with a head of his White House transition team Mike Leavitt was postponed.
-- and white band began the day at their New Hampshire lake house with speech perhaps and the storm in mind.
About some of the people that -- Romney's speech is still set for Thursday meaning and -- immediate aftermath.
He gave a vote of confidence to mrs.
Romney whose speech comes Tuesday night.
As -- bears down on the Gulf Coast.
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GOP vice presidential running mate Paul Ryan held an emotional convention sendoff in his hometown of Janesville Wisconsin.
-- -- -- President Obama has no campaign event scheduled vice president Joseph Biden who had planned several campaign days in Florida to bracket the GOP convention this week.
Called them all off last night.
And late this afternoon the Obama campaign announced that it would have to campaign rallies tomorrow won in Iowa and in Colorado.
The Republican National Convention meanwhile just moments ago held a teleconference call.
To tell reporters that they are going ahead with the abbreviated schedule as is no additional plans to -- Jake is -- -- And that they've begun talks to solicit charitable donations and volunteer relief efforts in order to sort of help.
In -- aftermath brought.
Sounds like Minnesota four years ago Carl Cameron live in Boston Carl thank you.
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