"I wouldn't call it a nightmare, but it is a very perplexing challenge," said a GOP official planning the event.Be careful. People will say you're just trying to claim viewers, and the viewers are going to want to see pictures of the big storm. They are going to want to see reporters dodging shards of metal.
A senior McCain source said Saturday that officials are considering turning the convention into a service event, a massive telethon to raise money for the Red Cross and other agencies to help with the hurricane.
Quite aside from the convention, Bush needs to handle the emergency brilliantly well. That is the best way to promote the Republican Party. Demonstrate competence.
IN THE COMMENTS: sammy990099 says:
I guess Michael Moore was right. There is a God in heaven. And he, in his wisdom, has provided a convenient excuse for W and C not to appear in St. Paul.
Good point! Here's the Michael Moore clip, in case you haven't seen it:
ADDED: And then there's this, former National Chairman of the Democratic National Committee Don Fowler laughing with Congressman John Spratt of South Carolina about the hurricane:
"It just demonstrates God's on our side." Then that must be the devil right behind you with a digital camcorder.