Could a hurricane blow the Republican convention from Tampa, Fla., to … Charlotte?
That was the buzz around some parts of the Queen City. The premise: If a last-minute hurricane blows into Tampa during the last week of August, Republicans would flee to a city already set up for a national convention and the needs of a worldwide media.
“We have contingency plans for any kind of interruptions that may happen,” says James Davis, head of the GOP convention’s Committee on Arrangements.”
So, could those plans include Charlotte? Don’t count on it.
“We’re confident that our contingency plans are in place and we’ll have a successful convention,” Davis says. --Jim Morrill