Joe Biden Cancels Trip to Tampa During RNC Convention
Bummer. We were all looking forward to watching Joe stick his foot in his mouth in person.
Joe Biden is postponing his trip to Tampa on Monday.
The Hill reported:
Vice President Joe Biden is postponing his trip to Tampa on Monday so local officials can devote their resources to Tropical Storm Isaac, the Obama Campaign announced Friday night.
Campaign officials said they were postponing Biden’s visit to Tampa — which was supposed to coincide with the Republican National Convention — due to an “abundance of caution.”
A release issued by the campaign said the move was made to “ensure that all local law enforcement and emergency management resources can stay focused on ensuring the safety of people who might be impacted by the storm, as well as those attending the activities in Tampa.”
The trip was part of an all-out effort by the Obama campaign to counter the RNC as Mitt Romney secures his party’s nomination. President Obama is expected to campaign in Iowa, Colorado and Virginia next week.