Rick Wilson Is Taking a Wait-and-See Attitude Toward the Convention

Republican consultant Rick Wilson said that several lobbyists and Republican activists he knows are, like him, delaying their trip to

Republican consultant Rick Wilson said that several lobbyists and Republican activists he knows are, like him, delaying their trip to St. Paul until a clearer picture of the Republican National Convention takes shape.

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Wilson, who has only missed one other convention since 1988, (he skipped 1996) said he understood why the McCain people scaled back the convention schedule, and agrees with them that it would look very bad to have people partying in the streets while floodwaters washed over New Orleans.

“The best policy is the best politics in this case,” he said.

Another concern that Wilson has heard is that many lobbyists who hoped to catch the ear or eye of McCain campaign officials won’t be able to even if they do attend the convention, because the heavy hitters will be with McCain in the Gulf.

Rick Wilson Is Taking a Wait-and-See Attitude Toward the Convention