Tropical storm Isaac forces cancellation of Monday's RNC events
Posted at: 08/27/2012 6:03 PM
| Updated at: 08/27/2012 9:52 PM
By: KOB.com Staff
It was an uneventful day at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa due to the threat of a hurricane.
KOB Eyewitness News 4 reporter Chris Ramirez is down in Tampa, Florida and said all of Monday's events were cancelled because of the looming threat of tropical storm Isaac.
The convention is expected to get moving on Tuesday.
There is a full slate of speakers from around the nation, including headliners Ann Romney, Senator Mitt Romney's wife, and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
Wednesday's headline speakers include former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, vice president nominee Paul Ryan, and New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez.
If it surprises you that Governor Martinez is a featured headliner, consider this - she is Hispanic and Republican and it is predicted that Romney will use her between now and November to lure in the Hispanic and female vote.
On Thursday, former Florida governor, Jeb Bush, is scheduled to speak. That same night, Romney will formally accept his party's nomination for president.
There is a lot of activity outside the RNC, including protests.
Police originally planned for nearly 5,000 protesters to show up for a march on the RNC, but the threat of Isaac and driving rain drove many away.
A few hundred protesters from a variety of interests were out on Monday.
Tune in to KOB Eyewitness News 4 at 10 to hear more about the protests