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Hurricane Gustav, Palin, and the RNC

A satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Hurricane Gustav as it nears the Louisiana coast on Monday Sept. 1, 2008.  (AP Photo/NOAA)
A satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Hurricane Gustav as it nears the Louisiana coast on Monday Sept. 1, 2008. (AP Photo/NOAA)

With Hurricane Gustav making landfall, plans for how to proceed with the Republican National Convention are uncertain.

Today, the party is using the gathering in Saint Paul to launch a fundraising driver for anyone affected by the storm.

On the anniversary of Katrina, the question for the party is whether the storm works for or against John McCain. On Point host Tom Ashbrook examined what momentum might be lost at the beginning of the week.

The mood at the convention is one of caution today.

Here and Now Host Robin Young is also in Saint Paul. She examines the impact of the change in convention plans on campaign efforts to introduce Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

There is one surprise for convention delegates today about the Vice Presidential pick. Palin has revealed that her 17-year-old daughter is pregnant.

President Bush will not address the convention tonight, as scheduled. Tonight at 7 pm ET, On Point Host Tom Ashbrook takes a look at George W. Bush’s legacy and its impact on the party.

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This program aired on September 1, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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