TAMPA, Fla. (WITI) — It was hot and humid here in Tampa, under sunny skies for most of the day. Still Isaac cast a shadow over the convention.
The Republican National Convention is officially underway -- sort of.
Kenosha native and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus got things started Monday afternoon, but minutes later the convention was in recess.
It's all because of the threat of Tropical Storm Isaac.
Most of Monday's convention events postponed.
"We are eating breakfast, getting ready, preparing the day,” said Crystal Berg, Wisconsin delegate.
That left the Wisconsin delegation to gather for a breakfast meeting, a group photo and hang out in the hotel.
“If they say stay in the hotel, we'll stay in the hotel.”
Nonetheless, delegate Kathy Kiernan says important work is still being done.
“We use the opportunity of a little down time to share ideas,” she said.
But delegate Crystal Berg of the Town of Erin, the delay it hasn't done anything to dampen her enthusiasm.
“Nothing, nothing. We go on the wings of the lord and he will take care of everybody and may he do the same for everybody who is affected by Isaac,” said Berg.
The group met with two of the biggest names in Republican politics. Who also happen to be two of the biggest names in Wisconsin politics.
"Between Paul Ryan and Scott Walker and our good great huge army on the ground, we're going to win Wisconsin,” said Priebus.
"It's the 5 R’s; it's Reince and the RNC, Romney and Ryan. Kinda nice to say Ryan,” said Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin)
Governor Walker is losing his voice, a day before the most important speech of his life.
"Yeah, as long as it's not tomorrow night. It's one of those early in the morning sometimes allergies. I get a little bit of that. Thankfully our voice is stronger than just our vocal chords. Our voice is strong, not just with me but others talking about who Mitt Romney is, who Paul Ryan is and I think that's a powerful voice whether your throat cooperates or not,” said Walker.
Governor Walker will give a prime time address to the convention Tuesday night.
Full proceedings are slated to begin Tuesday when delegates will adopt a platform and formally endorse Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.
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