Storm could postpone Republican convention

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    BLOOMINGTON, MINN. -- As the political spotlight shifts to the upcoming Republican convention in Minneapolis-St. Paul, GOP leaders are closely monitoring the movements of Tropical Storm Gustav, which is approaching hurricane strength as it heads toward the Gulf Coast.

    Party officials are discussing the possibility of postponing convention proceedings if the threat to New Orleans and other Gulf Coast areas grows. If there is serious damage in the Gulf Coast, images of Republicans partying in Minneapolis-St. Paul could be an embarrassing reminder of the Bush administration's delayed response to Hurricane Katrina three years ago.

    Forecasters predicted that the storm could come ashore Tuesday morning as a Category 3 hurricane, with winds in the 113- to 130-mph range. That would be in the middle of the Republican convention, which runs from Monday through Thursday.

    Storm could postpone Republican convention - Los Angeles Times
     
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    Talk about mixed messages.
     
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    Somebody put their thinking cap on in the RNC.
     
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    The US presidential election could be delayed if terrorists strike the US according to reports by Newsweek magazine

    Counter-terrorism officials are examining what legal action would need to be taken to allow them to postpone the November 2 elections in the event of an attack.

    Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge warned that al-Qaeda was planning a large scale attack in the run up to the elections. But he admitted there was no detailed intelligence.


    Senior Democrats have said any postponement would be "excessive" and that the warning from the Bush administration was based on old information.

    BBC NEWS | Have Your Say | Should the US elections be delayed?

    but that couldn't happen, right?

    LAHORE, Pakistan: Parliamentary elections scheduled for Jan. 8 have been postponed by the government until February, the secretary of the Election Commission said Tuesday.

    The timing of the election and how the news of the delay is received could be critical to Pakistan's stability. The two main opposition parties have threatened to organize continuous protests against the government over the delay.
     
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    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

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    It would be pretty damned difficult for terrorists to do anything that would stop the election, I think.

    Tt would take WMD terror on a massive scale, I expect.
     

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