Tropical Storm Isaac Delays Monday RNC Plans
The Republican National Convention was set to kick off today in Tampa, Florida - but because of the storm, the roll call nomination of delegates has been bumped to Tuesday. Depending on the weather, Mitt Romney is expected to address party delegates and the nation Thursday as the official candidate for President.
While some have questioned whether the nominating convention is a necessary part of the political process – Weld County Commissioner Sean Conway says it’s still relevant.
"There’s a lot that goes on at a convention besides the nomination of the President and Vice President," says Conway, chair of the Colorado Republican delegation. "There’s a lot of stuff. We put together a platform. We put together the rules by which the Republican party will operate for the next four years."
It’s uncertain just how the 36 delegates for Colorado will vote, since the majority of them are not pledged to Mitt Romney. Still, Conway expects a strong vote for Romney -- though he says he can’t promise a unanimous vote. [Updated: 28 delegates voted for Romney Tuesday, Aug. 28, with 8 abstaining]
Typically the state party chair oversees the delegates. But Conway - who had been a state co-chairman for Rick Santorum’s Colorado campaign - edged out state GOP chair Ryan Call at the state assembly.
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