What? No, I didn’t say Joe Biden would be at the Republican National Convention. However the vice president will be holding a rally next Monday in Tampa, Florida. Seeing that his numbers for attendance have been down I’m not expecting a strong showing there.
That doesn’t mean that the national media won’t be covering the event though.
The Obama campaign announced Monday that he would travel on August 27 and 28 to Tampa for a number of events. I wouldn’t put it past him to make some cynical comment about many of the people in the region who have made their home in Tampa.
It would be an unprecedented move for a presidential or vice presidential candidate to crash a rival convention; the parties have traditionally allowed each other to take center stage during their convention week and used the time to raise funds and to rest.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said that the GOP would respond strongly to any attempt by Democrats to disrupt their convention.
“I think it’s pretty common among parties to play with each other’s conventions, and we’ll have a pretty big presence in Charlotte as well,” Priebus told Buzzfeed on Tuesday. “The nice thing about going first is that whatever they do to us, we can do ten times over to them.”
“I’m a big believer in: if they punch us, we put on the brass knuckles and punch back,” Priebus said.
Well let’s not put anything past this administration. As we know they are known for doing “unprecedented’ things. At least The RNC is ready.
Biden’s advance team is already in Tampa now. After last week’s encounter between the advance team and a small business owner, “Crumb and Get It,” had a great sales week after they told Biden take a hike because that they were not interested in his entourage coming into the business that they had built. I’m expecting some more stories like that from the Tampa area in the upcoming weeks.
As a side note, while Joe Biden will not be speaking at the RNC, Former GOP candidate John Huntsman will be speaking at the DNC in Charlotte. This should come as no surprise since Huntsman is a RINO and served in the Obama administration. My how politics makes strange bedfellows.