Missouri’s delegates to the Republican National Convention in Saint Paul, Minnesota are a little disappointed that Hurricane Gustav hitting the Gulf Coast has canceled some of the events that had been planned for this week. But they seem to be accepting of the fact that there are priorities, and that taking care of fellow Americans in times of hurricanes, tornadoes, and other natural disasters are among those priorities.
First time delegate Jim Chappell of Kansas City would like to have seen President Bush attend the Convention and speak to delegates, but he understands the situation.
Many delegates, though disappointed, are embracing the fact they are taking part in a piece of history in helping to select the person who could be the nation’s next President. Susan Hais of Clayton, another first timer, says she was both excited and nervous at the prospect of handling such an important responsibility.