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Storm may alter scenario for Romney’s gala

Aides consider possibility of joy, disaster juxtaposed

TAMPA — As Isaac barrels toward New Orleans seven years after Katrina, Mitt Romney’s campaign advisers are quickly rewriting the script for the convention that they had spent months carefully choreographing.

Advisers had planned nearly every image — from the number of screens on stage, to biographical video, to old family photos — with the hope that voters would see a more expansive view of the Republican presidential nominee. But now, they may be confronted with far different images: a festive party in Tampa, with delegates applauding and wearing funny hats, while residents along the Gulf Coast deal with a natural disaster.

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