August 31st, 2008
05:00 PM ET
14 years ago

RNC: We need a quorum

ST. PAUL (CNN) – More information about how Monday's abbreviated opening session of the Republican convention will run should be available in the next several hours.

According to Credential Committee Chairman James Herring, a conference call is underway with RNC Chairman Mike Duncan and others to figure out the

details of what needs to take place tomorrow in order to meet convention rules.

Herring is also the chair of Mississippi's Republican Party and plans to meet with his delegation later today to assess whether anyone needs to go home to prepare for Hurricane Gustav. Herring said the priority for his delegation is to protect everyone's "life" and "property" but "we also need a quorum" to complete convention business.

soundoff (45 Responses)
  1. Ashlee Dalton, GA

    I think that it is more than ironic that when Katrina struck John McSame and his hero President Bush were celebrating John's birthday. Now, Gustov is raining on their celebration...this is God sending a message to the republicans...OBAMA/BIDEN '08!

    August 31, 2008 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  2. Deb, Allentown, PA

    Praying for the people along the Gulf Coast. And Charlotte, don't stereotype Obama supporters.

    Obama's doing more for support in this hurricane than John "photo-op" McCain.

    August 31, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  3. Donna

    Hey Charlotte..did you have a bad taste 3 years ago when the Republican led government sat on their hands while US citizens were dying right in front of them???

    August 31, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  4. Sam in Maryland

    God is a convenient superstition that people throw around WAY WAY WAY too much. Why, in this day and age, do we still let an antiquated, outdated "boogey-man" affect our emotions and behavior?

    August 31, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  5. RB

    You need more than that, my friends. God don't like ugly. You repubs shouldn't have prayed for rain during Obama's speech. How disappointing it was to hear a man of God (supposedly) making fun like that. That's what's wrong with the so called "christian conservatives". They are being lead around by the nose voting for things they know are wrong. "The weak SHALL inherit the earth." Pick your sides carefully!

    August 31, 2008 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  6. PatriotPatrick


    August 31, 2008 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  7. Doris,Memphis,TN

    Charlotte, we did not eat cake during Katrina. God will bless me,
    because some of the victims stayed at my house. I love America,
    do you?

    August 31, 2008 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  8. Staunch Republican

    Will someone in our party please start giving Mr. McCain some sound advice as he is making himself a laughing stock with his pandering antics.

    It doesn't matter what party your are affiliated with or who your are supporting everyone is thinking and some are saying the same thing. It is common knowledge John being in any threatened area could be taking valuable resources away from the serious business at hand.

    Mr. McCain please come back to the convention and state the reasons why you don't support equal pay for equal work and why you voted against the veterans rights bills on so many occasions. All these have to be clarified or we'll end up a distant second in November.

    August 31, 2008 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  9. Ken

    When hurricane Katrina hit the DEMOCRAT mayor of New Orleans and the DEMOCRAT Governor did nothing to evacuate their people until it was too late. President Bush had no way of getting to New Orleans and actually would have been in the way. The leaders of Louisiana knew Katrina was coming and failed. Quit blaming Bush and quit pointing fingers because if you point 1 finger to someone there are 3 pointing back at you.

    August 31, 2008 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  10. Christie

    Everybody can always predict "the mind of God" when they want something bad to happen to someone. The fact of the matter is, the focus needs to be on the folks in those gulf states and not on foolishness about who God did or is paying back. God, from what's taught in his Word, does not operate on the basis of human's paying each other back or wishing bad things on people. All of you, GROW UP and pray for our country's well-being and stop trying to "use God" for your bad behavior.

    August 31, 2008 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  11. CC Reston VA

    First I hope everyone has been evacuated in New Orleans because this may be another tragedy and American lives are at stake here. For the GOP you reap what you sow: You sowed a seed of prayer for RAIN to ruin the Barry's speech, well I guess God heard you guys loud and clear and is coming to pay your convention a visit. GOP you guys have no love and are hypocrites Jesus would be very ashamed of you guys because you would be the one cursing him for eating with sinners. The good lord Jesus hates pharisees and hypocrites and mark my words that rain will hit the convention center. Back in your face McRepublicants back in your faces.

    August 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  12. La Raza

    There is a God. To hell with McCain, Pailin, and supporters.

    August 31, 2008 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  13. Sandi from Michigan

    OK...let"s all agree.

    The lives of the people on the coast are more important than what party, income level or race they belong to...

    Wecome to the human race Republicans...better late than never!

    August 31, 2008 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  14. Noxapater, Mississippi

    I agree! Comments about Karma are not meant to "make fun" of the natural disaster. It is only natural to for people to remember the news coverage of the Republican Preachers asking their Republican followers to pray for rain during the convention. And, now they are getting the rain. However, it is occuring during the time of the Republican Convention.

    August 31, 2008 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  15. Tommy Burt

    I see a lot of political gesturing here about the storm. How is it that you know what God is doing or who He is favoring? The storm is hitting the USA. It is time to be Americans and not political opponents. We can get back to shooting the polotical arrows when the storm is over. Be careful that you don't hit yourself in the foot when you try to tell what side God is on. How high and lifted up are you to put God in your box to conform to your ways. Shame on you.

    August 31, 2008 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  16. Lady

    I have questions for PALIN..You do not support abortion but you clearly support guns.Is life not life and killing not killing no matter how you took a life?It puzzles me to see pictures of you with a rifle,is that not going to take lives?Your son is going to Iraq,is he going over there to say hello to the Iraqis and share some burgers?

    August 31, 2008 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  17. Get Real

    Palin = Liar
    McSame/Palin – Cover Up same as Bush/Chenney

    Previewing your Comment
    I do believe the child is her daughter's. My neice was 8 months pregnanat before we found out. She wore girdles, took diet pills and did not eat. The baby is not down, but does have other medical problems.

    As a 41 year old who was a teenage mother, I commend Palin for raising her daughter's child. I can even understand the embarrasment the teen pregnancy could cause to a far right political conservative Christian govenor, who prides herself on "family values". However, I believe that the cover up an all of the lies ( water broke – 11 hours away from home/flew on a plane, but gsve a speech before she got on the plane and the whole MONO story) speak to character and the extent she would go to covering up.

    We have seen the effects of a President/Vice President who lie and cover up mistakes. it is not good.

    So the birth of the child nor the child is the issue....but the fabrication/lies are the issues. They indicate what she is capable of doing to cover up a preceived problem.

    If the teen was pregnant they miss an opportunity to show the power of forgiveness and the grace of God.

    August 31, 2008 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  18. RJ

    For Former GOP staying home:

    So do you have a direct pipeline to the Almight or "Mother Nature"? How so? YOU ARE A PSYCHOPAT! And YOU really scare me!

    Nevertheless, thank you - it's people like YOU who convince others to vote TOTALLY against your perverted point of view and for McCain/Palin!

    August 31, 2008 09:51 pm at 9:51 pm |
  19. RJ

    Martha in Lake View, SC:

    YOU are truly weird! I wil definitely vote against psychopaths like YOU! Thank you for exposing yourself for who you are! - GEEZE!

    August 31, 2008 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  20. McGimmick

    "Selecting the VP choice is the first and single most important decision of the nominees and this will determine if they have good judgment and how they would run the country" – ALL of the MSN, Pundits and campaigns.

    August 31, 2008 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |
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