September 1st, 2008
04:08 PM ET
10 years ago

Republican Convention gavels to order

Duncan gaveled the 2008 Republican Convention to order Monday afternoon.

Duncan gaveled the 2008 Republican Convention to order Monday afternoon.

ST. PAUL, Minnesota (CNN) - National Republican Committee Chairman Mike Duncan gaveled his party's 2008 presidential convention to order Monday afternoon, starting a scaled-back day of events as Hurricane Gustav washed ashore on the Gulf Coast.

Duncan told the party's delegates the session would be an abbreviated one, and appealed for delegates to help with hurricane relief in the coming days.

It remains unclear if the party will resume a full convention schedule on Tuesday.

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soundoff (103 Responses)
  1. jean alex

    sarah as vice president a heart beat away from the presidency is very scary imagine something happen to mc cain how she s going to deal with vladimir puttin, north korea, iran, hugo shavez, afganistan, china
    god help us...

    September 1, 2008 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  2. tim baker

    I also wanted to add that those blogging here don't seem to be aware that we have a Democratic Congress, and they(the bloggers) are givingthe President way more authority and power than he accually has.

    By the way, the same people giving John Edwards' wife such a hard
    time, are coincidentally the ones that said Bill Clinton was just 'human'
    when he got a bj in the oval office! Oh those two-faced Dems.

    September 1, 2008 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  3. Voter

    You mean the Republican soap opera launched its pilot show.

    September 1, 2008 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
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