Keller @ Large: What Should RNC Do If Isaac Hits New Orleans?

August 28, 2012 12:00 AM
Keller @ Large: What Should RNC Do If Isaac Hits New Orleans?
" TAMPA (CBS) –  We all hope and pray that the big storm headed for New Orleans spares the city and its people. If ever someone needed a lucky break, it’s them.

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And while it seems like small potatoes compared with the enormity of what might happen, the Republicans may well have to figure out a thoughtful way to respond to Isaac’s outcome from the stage here in Tampa that conveys a positive message about their policies and themselves.

Cancelling the convention outright seems like a cowardly option.

So does ignoring what’s happening.

To proceed with business as usual would surely remind everyone of former President Bush’s amateurish fumbling in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina seven years ago, the thumbs-up for FEMA’s poor performance, the ludicrous flyover by Air Force One.

The proper response should probably depend on what happens.

If, heaven forbid, there is major damage to the city, sympathy and support are what’s needed "

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