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The shifting course of Tropical Storm Isaac is forcing the GOP to rewrite the party's convention schedule. Vice Presidential hopeful Paul Ryan has been delayed by the storm, he's now expected to arrive in Tampa Tuesday.

But his big speech to the convention and the nation is schedule for Wednesday, just when Isaac is now expected to hit the Louisiana shore. That also happens to be the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which devastated New Orleans and led to charges that then Republican President George Bush didn't do enough to help the city.

While GOP delegates remain enthusiastic in Tampa, the party leaders are worried about how the storm will affect the launch of the Romney/Ryan ticket.


  • Rick Klein, Senior Washington Editor for ABC World News and co-host of the networks webcast, "Top Line," he Tweets at @rickklein

This segment aired on August 27, 2012.