What if the Republicans gave a convention and nobody came?
Republicans canceled the program for the first day of the party’s convention in St. Paul, Minn., the first dramatic change caused by Hurricane Gustav. ... Headliners President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney both called off appearances slated for Monday, and Ohio Rep. John Boehner, the House minority leader and chairman of the convention, raised the possibility that John McCain, the Republican’s standard-bearer, would deliver his acceptance speech remotely.
Boehner said the legally required business – approving the rules, adopting the platform and nominating McCain–would take place but “there would not be much beyond that.”
If the country is spared speeches by Bush, Cheney, and Boehner, the GOP will have finally done something in the national interest.
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