TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 20:  Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus (L) and conention Chief Executive Officer William Harris (R) unveil  the stage inside of the Tampa Bay Times Forum in preparation for the Republican National Convention on August 20, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Thousands will decend on Tampa for the four day convention which takes place August 27-30.  (Photo by Tim Boyles/Getty Images)

GOP Convention Opens: Party Proceeds Despite Storm

Republicans kicked off Mitt Romney’s national convention Monday with the banging of a gavel before a smattering of delegates as Tropical Storm Isaac led them to cancel most of the opening-day program.

CBS Tampa–08/27/2012

File photo of the RNC stage in Tampa (Photo by Tim Boyles/Getty Images)

Small Crowds Attend Republican Convention Protests

Protesters blamed Tropical Storm Isaac and a massive police presence Monday for their weak showing at the Republican National Convention. Only a fraction of the 5,000 expected demonstrators actually turned out to criticize the GOP’s economic and social policies.

CBS Tampa–08/27/2012

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