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Hurricane Isaac and the law

posted at 9:07 pm on August 23, 2012 by

Romney is the presumptive Republican nominee. He’s sitting on a big pile of money he can’t spend until he is formally nominated.

The convention is scheduled for next week. Right now there’s a tropical storm in the Atlantic, Isaac, which might become a hurricane, and might hit Tampa next week. I’ve seen reports that the convention might be cancelled.

If that happened, what becomes of Romney and his money pile? When and how does he become the legal candidate, unlocking his pile and permitting him to start buying advertising with it?

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Do the delegates have to choose the delegate at the convention, legally? Couldn’t they just submit their votes on paper or even in email?

malclave on August 23, 2012 at 10:08 PM

“Tampa mayor will call off convention if TS Isaac threatens; storm strengthens“

Steven Den Beste on August 23, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Didn’t the Governor tell him to stick it in his pie hole.

RickB on August 23, 2012 at 10:10 PM

They don’t even need the convention. Obama can have his and he’ll still lose.

rickv404 on August 23, 2012 at 10:16 PM

They hold the ‘convention’ in a Motel 6, nominate Romney and get on with it.

Grinch on August 23, 2012 at 10:38 PM

So they hold the RNC a few weeks late and Romney has more money to spend in a shorter period of time which means extra ad blitzes to slam Obama the final week of the campaign when people are out early voting leading right up to election day.

stukinIL4now on August 23, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Interesting. If Isaac does do its worst, current predictions are that it arrives in Tampa on Tuesday. Seems they’re going to get the nomination out of the way Monday night (the first night) instead of waiting for the last day of the convention as is traditional.

Steven Den Beste on August 23, 2012 at 11:56 PM

I’d almost rather see them delay the RNC for a week. There’s something really screwy about this Biden stunt and I’m afraid there’s some sort of dirty trick planned for Monday or Tuesday. Whatever it is I’d rather see it disrupted and the best way for that to happen would be for the RNC to be delayed a week by the weather.

jms on August 24, 2012 at 10:27 AM

I would like to see the Convention especially with the wind and rain. Can you see Biden outside trying to protest while nature is giving him a beat-down? 🙂

dominigan on August 24, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Jay Leno on Florida hurricane preparation:

“Luckily, thanks to President Obama’s economic policies, many of the businesses down there are already boarded up.”

itsnotaboutme on August 24, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Jay Leno on Florida hurricane preparation:

“Luckily, thanks to President Obama’s economic policies, many of the businesses down there are already boarded up.”

itsnotaboutme on August 24, 2012 at 1:25 PM


JimC on August 24, 2012 at 1:38 PM

To dominigan:

+100000. I thought exactly the same. Run the convention! Do hair plugs melt in water?

Bigurn on August 24, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Let them ask Obummer…I’m sure that he knows a way around it and has the experience to do it illegally.

He’s from Chicago-hood, remember?

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