As for you, it was in your mind to do me evil, but God has given a happy outcome, the salvation of numbers of people, as you see today. (Gen 50:20)
It isn’t such a bad thing that we don’t have 4 days of the Republican Convention. No one really pays attention to any of it except for the nights when the principle people speak. Frankly, people are probably releasing a big sigh of relief and thanking God that we aren’t suffering through non-stop convention coverage. One thing is definite. No one is ever going to forget the 2008 Republican Convention.
Adversity has the ability to bring out the best in people. This hurricane gives the GOP the opportunity to showcase Senator McCain and the Republican Governors in the states affected. Gov. Jindal will really be under the microscope. Based on the news that is coming out of New Orleans, Gov. Jindal is going to be given high marks for how well he has performed. Let the Democrats chortle gleefully about the shorten GOP convention. While they are laughing, the Republicans are getting to work and making sure that Hurricane Gustav isn’t the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina. The GOP will be living its convention statement, "Country First".