Tampa’s mayor said he’s prepared to call off the Republican National Convention if it’s threatened by a hurricane.
Given that the Tampa Convention Center sits smack in the center of an evacuation zone that would be inundated with water in a Category 1 hurricane, Mayor Bob Buckhorn suggested that the GOP might want to start thinking about contingency plans.
“Absolutely, we’re prepared to call it off,” Buckhorn told CNN. “I mean, human safety and human life trump politics. I think the RNC recognizes that, the organizers, certainly Gov. Romney recognizes that. Whatever we do will be based on getting people out of harm’s way. Politics will take second place.”
But will it? Right on queue, some are questioning his political motives.
What’s worse, a torrent of criticism or an actual hurricane? More at 11.
August 23, 2012 // 9:59 // 1 year ago