The Republican National Convention began in St. Paul, MN yesterday, September 01. Convention business was shortened because of Hurricane Gustav’s landing on the Gulf Coast. After video appeals for assistance from Gulf Coast governors Laura Bush and Cindy McCain addressed the need to put away political differences in a time of national crises and contribute to Americans in need. The slogan “Country First” hung behind them during their speech.
“I would ask that each one of us commit to join together to aid those in need as quickly as possible. As John has been saying for the last several days, this is a time when we take off our Republican hats and put on our American hats,” stated Cindy McCain during the address.
Officials stated that the convention will resume on a full schedule today. President Bush, who was scheduled to deliver his address on Monday at 9:00 P.M. will deliver his message tonight, Tuesday September 2, at 9:30 P.M. via satellite.
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