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GOP Convention's Schedule Modified As Gustav Nears

Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., visits a hurricane command center with his running mate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, in Jackson, Miss., Sunday morning, Aug. 31, 2008, as Hurricane Gustav heads to the Gulf coast. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., visits a hurricane command center with his running mate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, in Jackson, Miss., Sunday morning, Aug. 31, 2008, as Hurricane Gustav heads to the Gulf coast. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Republican presidential candidate John McCain has instructed his party to tone down the festivities for this week's convention because of Hurricane Gustav. McCain says only those activities that are "absolutely necessary" will take place on the opening day. (NPR)Now that the RNC schedule has been scaled-back, here's a preview by WBUR's political analysts. Also, listen to the response of Ron Kaufman and other Massachusetts' delegates at the convention to the schedule changes. (WBUR)

On a side note: it's not the first time the Republican National Convention has been held in St. Paul. Benjamin Harrison was nominated there in 1892. (WBUR)

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