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Mon Aug 27, 2012, 02:23 PM

What if images of the Republican celebration air alongside shots of a hurricane striking New Orleans [View all]

Katrina’s specter: While Tampa has avoided a direct hit, Isaac risks presenting an even bigger problem for the convention planners here -- becoming a hurricane and slamming into Louisiana, Mississippi, and the Florida Panhandle on Tuesday. And politically, it has raised the specter of Hurricane Katrina. The New York Times: “Republicans were wary of the optics of television coverage split between the revelry and partisanship surrounding Mr. Romney’s nomination and the threat of the storm making landfall in Louisiana or Mississippi seven years to the week after Hurricane Katrina left an American city in ruins.” The paper adds, “It is the second consecutive time Republicans have had their conventions disrupted by the August storms.”

http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/27/13504586-first-thoughts-two-storms-in-two-weeks?lite/

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