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Republicans finally get down to business in Tampa

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 01:23

Aug. 28 - Last moment preparations are underway as Republicans ready for their national convention. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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Republicans finally get down to business in Tampa. After Hurricane Isaac delayed Republican convention plans -- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie makes sure everything is in working order ahead of his keynote speech Tuesday night. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney arrived in Tampa Tuesday seeking to put the shortened convention back on track and prevent his message from being drowned out by a Hurricane Isaac bearing down on the U.S. Gulf Coast. Within the convention Hall Republicans star power was on display with actor Jon Voight making his pitch for Romney. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTOR JON VOIGHT, SAYING: "Well, it's important that anyone is here for Mitt Romney because he's a fellow who can help turn this thing around. We're in a lot of trouble economically, politically, militarily, and somebody's got to right the ship and bring us back to who we are, and America has been a force in the world that has been a force for good, and we've been sitting on the sidelines." Republicans face a stiff challenge: help Romney make a memorable argument to voters to replace President Barack Obama while showing sensitivity to Gulf Coast residents at risk from the storm.

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Republicans finally get down to business in Tampa

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 01:23