St. Paul, MN Sept.
Due to Hurricane
Gustav, the McCain campaign and the Convention announced on Aug. 31
that the planned program would be cancelled. The pared down
program included official business, video remarks from four governors
whose states are in the path of the Hurricane, and First Lady Laura Bush
and Mrs. Cindy McCain speaking on relief efforts. Outside the
Convention, thousands engaged in the March on the RNC and
Stop the War protest, while a small number engaged in criminal acts in
an unsuccessful effort to disrupt the Convention.
Order of Business
Letters: Ed Failor, Jr. | Jonathan Krive
Front Page: This Morning | Sept. 2
newspapers report on Sept. 1
Outside | Response
Note: Had there been no hurricane, here is an
of the planned program as announced
on Aug. 26, 2008:
my friends, is another way of saying love of your fellow countryman."
--Sen. John McCain
John McCain’s commitment to his
fellow Americans, a
commitment forged in service to his country, is one of the defining
hallmarks of his life. Monday’s events will highlight John McCain’s
record of service and sacrifice and reflect his commitment to serving a
cause greater than one’s own self-interest.
-U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman
-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
-Vice President Richard B.
-First Lady Laura Bush
-President George W. Bush
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© 2008 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action