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Did RNC Forget Buses to Pick Up Florida Delegates?

Delegates were ready to go today at Palm Harbor’s Innisbrook Resort, but the buses didn’t arrive to take them into Tampa.

Florida’s Republicans are already in trouble with their party for holding the primary earlier than desired.

They paid the price in the number of delegates allowed at this year's Republican National Convention. They may have also helped add fuel to a fire to enhance the penalties for states that host early primaries.

Now it looks like might be paying more.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, the buses meant to pick up the Florida delegation at Palm Harbor’s Innisbrook Resort today at noon never arrived to bring them into downtown.

“The RNC forgot to send them,” the Times story said.

"Well, that sucks," the Times reported Hillsborough County GOP chair Art Wood as saying. "I guess it won't be the first glitch."

Do you agree with Wood? Was it a glitch? Or is the party trying to send a message to Republicans from across the state? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

Bulldog August 29, 2012 at 04:55 PM
I love the Gulfport patch, nice people, good discussions, good topics, helpful hints, and lots of nuts, feeling like I fit right in :) Why is temple terrace on the Gulfport Patch, are we being broadcasted......
Michael D. August 29, 2012 at 05:30 PM
all the patches have combined articles. I view these through the Clearwater Patch, but it shows articles from the Gulfport Patch etc..
Diane Carlstrom August 29, 2012 at 06:40 PM
Most likely some FL Delegates were for Ron Pail. 20 Maine delegates had credentials pulled when it became known they would not support Romney. Boehner clearly ignored the call for point of order yesterday plowing ahead for new rules designed to silence anyone not for the front runner.. Nice going!
Bulldog August 30, 2012 at 11:44 AM
"Boehner, (LOL pronounce Boner), clearly ignored the call for point of order yesterday plowing ahead for new rules designed to silence anyone not for the front runner"? This has no effect on the front runner, the front runner is a democrat :) I heard one delegate say " Florida is going to be a tight election and 50 million tax payer dollars is well worth spending if it gets us 500 more votes." I am positive that they could find 500 more people willing to sell out our country for 1 million if it was a cash payment, small bills..Mitt call me :)
Anti-Westboro Baptist September 10, 2012 at 05:49 PM
Friends of mine returning to Innisbrook from the RNC also said their bus driver got lost! They did not get back to their rooms until almost 4AM. The driver was from Tarpon, a resident of 34 years. When asked, (I have been told) about what was up he replied,"I'm just doing the job I was told to do". So you be the judge.

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