Delegates packed, ready for convention
Tropical storm Isaac is expected to be a hurricane when it reaches Florida later this week, just in time for the Republican National Convention.
No worries in Tampa though, where convention organizers anticipated this during hurricane season, held mock hurricane drills to evacuate 70,000 delegates, party leaders and journalists if need be.
Meanwhile, delegates like the Texas Eagle Forum's Cathie Adams can't wait to get things started, especially with a slap-in-the-face slogan like "We Built This" and what some are describing as a tea part-like platform.
"We don't need to be kowtowing to the Democrats and their radical views on life," Adams tells KTRH's Matt Patrick. "We are the pro-life party, we a proud of a man who stands up for the life of unborn and for those even at the end of life."
Harris County GOP chairman Jared Woodfill tells Houston's Morning News that he's looking forward to hearing from fellow Texan and U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz.
"Ted has brought a whole new level of energy and enthusiasm to the Republican Party here in Texas," says Woodfill. "He's a grassroots conservative who understands government is not the solution, that a government that governs least, governs best."
Among those not invited to speak are Lake Jackson Congressman Ron Paul and tea party darling Sarah Palin. Both Woodfill and Adams agree having vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan on the ticket will more than fill the gap.
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