Tropical Storm Issac continues to be a potential menace to the Republican Convention in Tampa, where they are prepared to postpone the convention if necessary.

The Paul Ryan selection has produced some positive results in several swing states, where Romney has cut into Obama leads. Numbers in Ryan’s native Wisconsin, the ever-vital Florida, and the state once governed by Romney’s father, Michigan. In fact, as many as eight swing states have had recent polling suggesting a trend of at least marginal gains for Romney.

A predictive model that has picked every election since 1980 correctly is calling the election for Mitt Romney.

Finally, the GOP is seeking a new path to a majority in the Senate, one which includes a detour around Missouri, where the Republican party is all but writing off the listing candidacy of Todd Akin.