August 31st, 2008
02:45 PM ET
14 years ago

DNC cancels media reception because of Gustav

(CNN) - The Democratic National Committee has canceled its Sunday event welcoming members of the media covering the Republican National Convention.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the families in the region," DNC spokesman Damien LaVera said.

soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. William Spivey

    Well Done

    August 31, 2008 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  2. Six Mile Line

    I have been a Hillary supporter since day one. Anyone who accepts Palin as an interchangeable substitue for Hillary Clinton is not being truthful about their identity as a Hillary Supporter to begin with. The tell-tale characteristic of Hillary supporters, present and past, is their ability to think and see straight the lies. Palin, as McCain's pick, to appeal to women without changing any policies that benefit women is a complete joke.

    REAL HILLARY supporters have said 'No Thanks' to John McCain.

    Hillary Supporters for Obama

    August 31, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  3. Robert

    Lucky McCain.

    I'm praying for the people of New Orleans. (as many Christians like me where apparently praying for rain in Denver – what!?!?!).

    However, I can't but think this is good for McCain because the focus on Gustav will result in less attention to his totally inexperienced VP before they can drill her relentlessly on her talking points to look like she has a clue on foreign policy and economics.

    McCain – why are you arrogantly and impulsively playing dice with the future of our country.

    I hope the press is going to give us a look at her bona fides – I spent 6 hours yesterday trying to figure out her positions yesterday, and honestly folks, we don't have a lot to go on. Scary, considering McCain chose so impulsively, having met her only once.

    August 31, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  4. Debi

    This is so political it's downright shameful. Oh what a difference an election year can make. Too bad Bush and The Republican Party didn't show as much concern and compa s sion when Katrina hit. Their lackadaisal, slow response is one for the history books and thousands of lives were forever changed because of it. Many survived, many did not. He's three years too late for them. Republicans, your time is up.

    August 31, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  5. aware

    Now this is authentic action over politics!

    Mahalo nui loa (thank you very much) from Hawaii Senator McCain and Governor Palin! 🙂

    August 31, 2008 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  6. alvino

    For the second time this year, (last week's convention being the first), I can say well done DNC!

    August 31, 2008 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  7. independentmind

    no promoting of their candidate. no dissing of their opponents. just thoughts and prayers for those to be affected. no using this pending disaster as a chance to pander for votes. that seems to be the republican way, but, unacceptable to the obama movement.

    August 31, 2008 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  8. Oxigen

    Can he compliment her without being sexist. Yes, she is young and good looking since it is Joe Biden who said it; it is sexism.
    When you talk about taking women seriously, the democrats take women more seriously than the republican. Since the 1980 the democrat been putting women on major political ticket. Geraldine Ferraro was a democrat VP running mate in the 1980. Tell me a mojor republican woman that hit that miles stone in the 1980; none, zero. Hillary Clinton was the front runner in this race for quite a while and she is a woman democrat. How can you talk about democrat think women is no brainer when they are the one who introduce them to hold these big political position. What you can say is that John McCain is using a woman to try to take some of the people that was fallowing Clinton by using a woman to do so since Hillary was a woman. McCain know how a lot of Hillary's suppotters feel about her been treated unfair and pick a woman VP to see if he can get their vote very manupilative.

    August 31, 2008 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  9. Sam, GA

    aware – it's a political move. nothing more, nothing less.

    no one was going to be there, so at least they don't lose face.

    HOWEVER, I heard McCain/Palin went to Mississippi for a Photo-OP

    August 31, 2008 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  10. Dave D

    Independentmind, I fear that your mind may be so independent that it has wandered away from you, perhaps never to return.

    Barack Obama has mobilized his entire political organization to raise money and volunteers to help during this crisis. John McCain, I'm sure is going to do the same thing. They are both good men who will do the right thing. Unlike three years ago, when John McCain ate cake with G.W.. So, even though I'm not going to vote for the man, I'm willing to admit that McCain learns from his mistakes–and boy, he makes a lot of them.

    August 31, 2008 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  11. Timothy Randall

    The political judgement shown by the McCain/Palin ticket for VP represents just how drastically (We The People Of The United States) need good leadership. This should be the final determining factor for many (In The Closet Republicans) that want to and will vote for the Obama/Biden ticket to really evaluate what is good for America. It would be a dysfunctional act if the (American People) were subjected to (Four More Years) of a continuance of a war where American lives are lost everyday. Domestically, higher gas, food, and health care prices have crippled America. You!! see fellow Americans this election is not about the Republican nor the Democratic ticket. However, it is about the future of our country. Making the choice to vote across party lines won't be easy but surely an intelligent America can understand why (We The People) need the leadership of Barack Obama and Joe Biden in Washington DC and your vote on November 4, 2008. Lets all remember it's (God Bless America) so to (Bless America) we must do what is best for America.

    August 31, 2008 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |