Greetings from Tampa, center of the Republican universe for the week. I stayed up way to late last night so Morning Reads will be a little light this morning.
Hurricane Isaac spared Tampa and the projected path is moving west. Louisiana is now where it is expected to make landfall.
Some gas stations have been accused of price gouging people fleeing the storm.
Since today’s RNC Convention events were cancelled, it’s movie day here at the hotel. I have no idea what’s on the schedule.
Former Florida and estwhile Republican Governor Charlie endorsed President Obama for reelection. While driving down yesterday I saw Crist’s smiling face on a billboard advertising Morgan and Morgan. I guess it all makes sense since Morgan and Morgan is for the people.
There were protestors on hand yesterday down here in Tampa and one of them was arrested with a machete. Apparently the protestors are bragging they will have 5000 people here today. I’ll believe it when I see it. Security is tight at the convention arenas however.
I’ll be checking in later today and throughout the week with convention related news, so I’ll see y’all then. Have a great day and consider this an open thread.