moving west, the wind and the rain still expected in tampa, of course, the sight of the republican convention, set to kick off tomorrow. Instead, tuesday now. These two images say it all tonight.... See More
moving west, the wind and the rain still expected in tampa, of course, the sight of the republican convention, set to kick off tomorrow. Instead, tuesday now. These two images say it all tonight. Inside the arena, hoisting the balloons. Outside, though, these images coming in from tampa tonight. Neighbors filling sandbags to protect against the storm surge. Let's bring in abc's senior political correspondent jon karl tonight. As one romney strategist said to me, a republican convention in florida -- this is what you get. Reporter: Exactly. During hurricane season. But this is the calm before the storm, as you can see. Heavy rains and winds are expected tonight. As you point out, they've already had to cancel the first day of the convention, a four-day convention will happen over three days. They've just released the schedule. All those people that were supposed to speak tomorrow will be speaking over the following three days. They're just making everybody's speech a little bit shorter. Now, they don't rule out further delaying this convention, even moving into friday, but convention officials are saying they fully expect to go on now, tuesday, wednesday and thursday as their convention. One thing they have done, david, is they have distributed umbrellas to the constituents. They are not permitted inside the convention all. We'll see how that goes. And jon, on the first night, which is tuesday, ann romney, the headliner. And we're getting late word that she's practicing with the governor? Reporter: That's right. And this is a big moment in this convention. They believe that ann romney is perhaps their most powerful person to be able to portray what they call the real mitt romney. To humanize him and to present him as somebody who is not only able to lead, but likable. All right, jon karl, see you right there in tampa. Thank you. The president, in the
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