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From St. Paul, The Ticker team is providing a constant stream of updates on how Hurricane Gustav is affecting the Republican National Convention and the candidates on the campaign trail.
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John McCain will do the right thing, not the opportunist thing which Obama has perfected. As for Bush and Cheney they should go hide under a rock where they both belong.
I hope its not a severe hit to the south again and we certainly don't want a repeat of Katrina. However, if this administration handles this storm perfectly and comes out shining, I'm sure the democrats and conspiracy enthusiasts will call fowl and try to say that Gustav was a planned event and won't give credit were credit is due.
That convention needed MAJOR changes anyway. Believe me a hurricane can't make the changes it so DESPERATELY needs.
RNC is a JOKE!
wait… didn't the Republicans "pray" for rain…. O wait those prayers where for last week in Denver…. wow….
That being said…. I truly pray no one has to die due to this storm… this is a serious event… God be with the GULF
well...this time bush and cheney are doing the right thing. The Republicans are really taking a step forward. They have my vote.
republican were praying for a flood in Denver, God has decided something else
The only reason we have the Republicans paying attention to Gustav is because the Repugs paid no attention to Katrina. We will not forget McCain's birthday party on the day of Katrina, nor Bush's flyover of NOLA. Shameful people.
today, obama is sending e-mails to all of his supporters to volunteer in support of helping those evacuees...
i think it's important for all of us to get involved in any sort of way to help people out either thru donations, shelter aid, clothing or can goods and ect.
Using the Red Cross to hold "hurricane benefits" so the Republicans will look warm and fuzzy (and maybe draw more votes) is unethical.
I hope the Red Cross won't allow being used like this.
The fair thing to do is let both parties be involved in a national benefit involving all Americans.
For post by "Pat," it is "foul," not "fowl." Fowl is a chicken-type critter.
As Gustav threatens the off shore Oil Platforms in the Gulf. We are reminded what a weak strategy McBush has proposed for relieving our energy crises through off shore drilling.
I think credit will be given where it is deserved. People have learned from the mistakes of Katrina. Though Bush might do a good job now, it in no way makes up for the catastrophically bad job done the first time. I'm sure Obama and even McCain would do the right thing in the event of a disaster on the Gulf. What I'm not sure or is what criticizing Obama on this subject is meant to do "No Hillary" because we all know you are Republican anyways. Don't worry either I'm a Republican too. I just don't think you should be politicizing a situation like this.
Hard to know which is worse, Gustav or Palin.
The only change the convention really needs is to replace Palin with Romney.
As usual the people criticizing Obama have no name. Faceless shameless people.
Our prayers are with the good people of Louisiana.
Bad timing....this event will over-shadow in the headlines. Im worried the republican messages from the convention wont be put across to the same extent that the democrats had.
Put off the convetion, delay formally accepting the nomination, continue to accept the growing private contributions to his campaign, and get the public financing when he does accept. Beet Obama at his own game.
McCain HAS to do the right thing because the WORLD IS WATCHING since his CURRENT PARTY messed up so badly 3 yrs ago...
Beyond that, as an American this is NOT a political issue...he should do the right thing because that is the RIGHT THING TO DO...
Lets join Senator Obama and contribute to help our fellow citizens who are suffering or have been rendered homeless by Gustav.
The Republican Convention should cancel or postpone due to Gustav.
Then the Obama supporters will SHUTUP!!!!!
McCain does not care about the country. Why else would he put someone on his ticket that could be President at any time. What would that 3am phone call sound like? He threw Romney under the bus just to pander to us, we are not amused and are insulted!!! Does he think we would follow him blindly just becasue he put a woman on the ticket? Sorry, it won't work wil only result in a more unified Democratic party.
Why is this unfortunate disaster happening just during the Republican National Convention?
The guy upstairs is not pleased.
Thanks Mike for pointing out the thoughtless and weak strategy of offshore drilling.
I would love to see Obama & McCain supporters working side by side to help these people out. As Obama has been trying to relay that we can agree to disagree and still get things done!
Thoughts of safety and renewal to the Gulf Coast!
Mike, you are right. Off-shore oil drilling will not be an iron-clad solution for our energy crisis. The off-shore oil platforms are too open to damages and possible destruction when hurricanes hit them. You have reminded us that we need to be much more farsighted in our approach to solving our energy crisis.
The Republican party needs to do the right thing but it still wont change my vote for Obama in Nov. Katrina should have been handled correctly to begin with! While they can help correctly this time, they shouldnt have screwed up the first time. A true leader would have handled Katrina better as well as this dumb war we should have never been involved in. A real leader makes the correct judgements the first time... Their are differences of personal judgements that which effects mainly you and then Judgement which affects mainly others.
White woman 39 married with children for Obama/ Biden in 2008! We need real leaders in the whitehouse looking out for We the People.
I'm glad they're doing this. And I'm glad that the various government agencies seem to have learned from Katrina. Lets hope they continue to do so after the fact. Our prayers are with those in the Gulf region.
Meanwhile, hopefully the RNC won't turn this into some politically-motivated event to make it look like THEY came to the rescue of the poor citizens of this region. This is not about them.