Tampa mayor has no problem calling off Republican Convention

A senior hurricane specialist tracks Tropical Storm Isaac at the National Hurricane Center in Miami. A senior hurricane specialist tracks Tropical Storm Isaac at the National Hurricane Center in Miami. Alan Diaz/AP

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn has gone on the record and said that there'd be no hesitation in calling off next week's Republican National Convention if Tropical Storm Isaac (soon to be Hurricane Isaac) poses a threat. "Human safety, human life trumps politics ... I think the RNC recognizes that" Buckhorn told CNN (video below). "In the event there's a storm that looks like it's coming this way... our job and my job will be to make sure that the safety of the delegates, the delegations, the visitors, the guests, as well my residents are first and foremost."

Now, before politics is thrown into this (Buckhorn is a Democrat), it should be noted that Tampa is set to make somewhere around $150 million from the convention, and that it's in his city's best interest to have a smooth-sailing convention. The big question of course, will be if Isaac hits. Accuweather Hurricane Center's meteorologists are predicting the storm will curve north later this weekend and into Monday (right when the convention starts), but as we know, hurricanes are unpredictable.

Read more at The Atlantic Wire.

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