Priebus: Convention will be 'nimble' based on weather
August 27th, 2012
05:52 PM ET
11 years ago

Priebus: Convention will be 'nimble' based on weather

(CNN) – Although the shortened, three day Republican National Convention is still the plan, party committee Chairman Reince Priebus told CNN on Monday that the mid-week landfall of Tropical Storm Isaac could still cause changes to the schedule.

"That's the plan right now," Priebus said. "But I will tell you we are going to be nimble.

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"If we have to do anything to incorporate some of the occurrences around this into our schedule and program... And what that means I don't know," he continued. "I can just assure you we are moving on. We're planning on having all three days. We will be nimble if we need to be."

On Saturday, the convention was shortened in anticipation of weather hitting Tampa on Monday, as the convention was to be getting underway.

Convention planners said Monday morning that they had no plans to change the schedule.

soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. myviewis

    I am sure the Republican National Convention will be much simpler and less extravagant than the Democratic National Convention with all the Hollywood stars, athletes, all the networks. I doubt the Republicans will spent as much money as the Democrats.

    August 27, 2012 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  2. rs

    And so now Mr. Priebus, do you understand why the networks wouldn't commit to giving your convention more coverage?

    August 27, 2012 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  3. A Kickin` Donkey

    Kudos to Chris Matthews for being a REAL journalist and not allow Rience Pribus to simple spew RIGHTWING LIES / TALKING POINTS without challenging them.

    Ms. Rachel Maddow is by far and away, THE MOST well prepared and knowledgible journalist on TV when it come to having done her homework. But Matthews is no slouch either.

    Other networks people could learn from these professionals. Any journalist that does not challenge factually innacurate claims by politicians doesn`t deserve to have their job.

    August 27, 2012 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |

    I fully remember all the glitz and glitter for the Reagan and GOP conventions of years past......they had their share of celebrity........BUt I guess when two Republican governors are going to attend and speak a the DEM convention it does add a little more interest and celebrity to it all. huh?Maybe the Reagan kids Ronnie and Patty will attend again this year to support the Democrat policy of stem cell when the Republicans do not support it. It will be fun watching it all. stay tuned...AND PLEASE THINK OF OUR FELLOW AMERICANS IN THE PATH OF THE STORM ALONG THE GULF COAST AND STATES INLAND.

    August 27, 2012 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  5. g cepeda

    If the taxes are not a big deal let him post them just like everybody else has done!!!!!

    August 27, 2012 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  6. Namealaplayer

    Here's an idea. Syria will be looking for a president soon. So since Robmehood has no chance of winning this thing. Maybe he could run there. At least he won't have to show his taxes for the last 10 years. That liar,and cheat Morman.

    August 27, 2012 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  7. tammyk tammy

    After Obama wins in Nov, the repugs will cry foul weather. If only they had that extra day to spread their platform of hate and greed to the gullible sheeple. I hope this reminds the people of LA, TX, and FL of how the last GOP White House under Bush/Cheney "handled" Katrina. Think Rmoney would be any different? If I was in a vulnerable position such as being in a hurricane, I would want a President who cares about people, not a Vulture pecking over balance sheets with his cronies to see who will be able to profit from disaster. Do you really want a smaller government where no one shows up when you need to be rescued? *** Obama cares 2012 ***

    August 27, 2012 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  8. They ought to change from the elephant to the hippo...

    Considering they're nominating a weather vane, it seems appropriate.

    August 27, 2012 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  9. Slightly Left of Center

    "But I will tell you we are going to be nimble."
    Physically or intellectually?

    August 27, 2012 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  10. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    If there had been some allowance to have Ron Paul to have a chance to get the nomination (or at least get to the convention), then it would have been some level of excitement.

    August 27, 2012 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  11. rosethornne

    Nimble? The gop?

    August 27, 2012 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  12. mom4hope

    Chris Matthews showed what a joke Preibus. He is the epitome of this generation of Republicans-shallow, lacking in historical context and thinking they are pulling the wool over somebodies eyes. They are race baiting, this is not new for the GOP. And their treatment of women's healthcare issues is nuts. Who would consider voting for this party who has tried so hard to divide this country.

    August 27, 2012 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm |
  13. Critical

    Well, The convention was planned as an assault on Dems and mighty media spectacle. Now Isaac has more attention, GOP is hiding and most of the attendants have to go home for work .......
    What a desaster! Nothing really works with GOP recently, even the candidates have nothing to offer.
    Be rich and getting more wealthy is no political strategy for the people and the country !

    August 28, 2012 01:49 am at 1:49 am |
  14. Iamnotfooled

    Chris Matthews-thanks for putting that "Caterpillar" or worm in his place. He spouts nothing but LIES. Americans are not stupid.

    August 28, 2012 03:57 am at 3:57 am |
  15. CBR

    How did this man get the job of chairman of the GOP? He makes some silly comments and does not seem to have the malturity.

    August 28, 2012 04:29 am at 4:29 am |