Republicans Poised to Open National Convention
The thousands of Republican party members descending on the city of Tampa are joined by an unwanted visitor - a tropical storm that threatens to reach hurricane strength. This week Republicans will nominate a former state governor, Mitt Romney, as their candidate for US president at the Republican National Convention. The party chose to hold its convention in Florida, a hurricane-prone southeastern state that most analysts say Romney must win if he is to defeat President Barack Obama in November. VOA’s Suzanne Presto has more from Tampa.