However, it is seemly that the Republican Party, that schism-plagued political organization now performing a juggling act over hot burning coals, should need to deal with tropical-storm force winds at their convention. Theirs and our first concern should be for the physical safety of convention-goers and residents of Florida and workers in the Gulf of Mexico. This may mean, at a minimum, cancelling some festive events, out of sympathy for residents of the Tampa area, if nothing else.
In a related matter -- I am tired of hearing about Mitt Romney, very tired. That is a personal feeling based on his whole manner and program. But to have NPR (formerly known as our national public radio) consistently lead their newscasts with Romney is terrible. Also, we are hearing Romney's voice, then only an announcer's summary of Pres. Obama's speeches. This bodes ill for the future of NPR, for they must know Romney is a second-rate candidate at best, and Ryan is, well, a clever, handsome fascist.
So -- safety first. That goes for both August convention-goers and voting citizens in November.