Officials with the Republican National Convention have cut virtually all of the activities scheduled for Monday and compressed what was to be a four-day convention to three days, running Tuesday through Thursday. A look at the revised schedule (all times are EDT):
• 2 p.m.
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus will call the convention to order and start a "debt clock," before announcing a recess.
• 2 p.m.
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus
Color Guard Knights of Columbus
Pledge of Allegiance by former Govs. Tim Babcock of Montana, and Tom Hogan of Florida
National Anthem sung by Philip Alongi
Invocation by Rabbi Meir Soloveichik
Opening procedural steps, appointment of convention committees
Welcoming remarks, and House and Senate candidates and RNC auxiliaries
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus
RNC Co-Chairman Sharon Day
Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, D-Fla.
William Harris, convention chief executive officer
Al Austin, chairman of Tampa Bay host committee
Republican congressional candidates
State Del. Barbara Comstock, R-Va.
Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Ark.
Republican Senate candidates
Republican National Committee auxiliaries
Consideration of convention committee reports
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus
Mike Duncan, chairman, Committee on Credentials
Zoraida Fonalledas, chairwoman, Committee on Permanent Organization
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, convention permanent chairman
Official Convention Photograph
Committee on Rules Chairman John Sununu
Committee on Resolutions Chairman Gov. Bob McDonnell, R-Va.
Committee on Resolutions Co-Chairman Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D.
Committee on Resolutions Co-Chairman Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.
Roll call for nomination of president of the United States
Roll call for nomination of vice president of the United States
Remarks by House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio
Remarks by RNC Chairman Reince Priebus
Video and remarks by Utah congressional candidate and Mayor Mia Love, R-Saratoga Spring.
Remarks by Janine Turner
Remarks by former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa.
Remarks by Host, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash.
Remarks by U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., accompanied by Jack Gilchrist
Remarks by Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio
Remarks by Gov. Mary Fallin, R-Okla.
Remarks by Gov. Bob McDonnell, R-Va., accompanied by Bev Gray
Remarks by Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis.
Remarks by Gov. Brian Sandoval, R-Nev.
Remarks by Sher Valenzuela
Remarks by Republican Senate candidate Ted Cruz of Texas
Remarks by Artur Davis
Remarks by Gov. Nikki Haley, R-S.C.
Remarks by Luce' Vela Fortuño
Remarks by Ann Romney
Remarks by Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J.
Benediction by Sammy Rodriguez
Call to order
Introduction of Colors by Amputee Veterans of America Support Team
Pledge of Allegiance by Brig. Gen. Patrick E. Rea, U.S. Army (Ret.)
National Anthem sung by Ayla Brown
Invocation by Ishwar Singh
Ron Paul video
Remarks by Senate Republican leader and Convention Temporary Chairman Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
Remarks by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.
Remarks by Christopher Devlin-Young and Jeanine McDonnell
Remarks by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.
Remarks by Attorney General Pam Bondi, R-Fla., Attorney General Sam Olens, R-Ga.
Remarks by Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La.
Remarks by Sen. John Thune, R-S.D.
Remarks by Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio
Remarks by Gov. Luis Fortuño, R-Puerto Rico
Remarks by former Gov. Tim Pawlenty, R-Minn.
Bush 41, 43 film
Remarks by former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark.
Remarks by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
Remarks by Gov. Susana Martinez, R-N.M.
Remarks by vice presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.
Benediction by Archbishop Demetrios
Call to order
Introduction of Colors US Central Command Joint Forces Color Guard Team
Pledge of Allegiance by Dylan Nonaka
National Anthem sung by SEVEN
Invocation by Ken and Priscilla Hutchins
Remarks by Republican Senate candidate and U.S. Rep. Connie Mack, R-Fla.
Reagan Legacy Video
Remarks by former House Speaker and GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich and wife Callista Gingrich
Remarks by Craig Romney
Remarks by former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla.
Remarks by Bob White, chairman of Romney for President campaign
Remarks by Grant Bennett
Remarks by Tom Stemberg
Remarks by former Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey, R-Mass.
Remarks by Jane Edmonds, former Massachusetts secretary of workforce
Remarks by Olympians Michael Eruzione, Derek Parra and Kim Rhode
Remarks by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.
Remarks by presidential nominee Mitt Romney
Benediction by Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, declares convention end
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tuesday's brunch with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and House Speaker John Boehner has been moved indoors. Schedules were rearranged to fill an open Monday evening. Sandbags were in place outside the hotel housing the 800-strong California delegation.
The threat of Tropical Storm Isaac left delegates to the Republican National Convention recalibrating Sunday but insistent that the show will go on with just a few modifications due to the weather. The GOP postponed most of Monday's lineup, cramming four days of events into three with hopes for a major send-off for Mitt Romney on Thursday.
"I think frankly Thursday night is going to be the big show ... and nobody can articulate Romney's message better than Romney," said Jim Poolman, vice chairman of the North Dakota GOP. "Wednesday will be important for Paul Ryan to introduce himself to (the country). And those two nights won't change."
Poolman arrived in the Tampa area Sunday afternoon and was settling in. He said if Monday's opening forum is abbreviated, he will likely stick around his Treasure Island hotel to get some work done.
A revised convention schedule shows a brief Monday session that Romney's chief convention planner said would last no more than five minutes.
Mitch Zak, media director of California's delegation, said a lot of events were being reorganized because of the storm.
One that went off as planned was Sunday night's kickoff party. Delegates flowed into Tropicana Field, taking advantage of the welcome event organized by the convention host committee.
The home of the Tampa Bay Rays was transformed from baseball field into a party zone featuring three separate stages that showcased acts such as country music star Rodney Atkins, belly dancers and cheerleaders. Delegates got to drink as well as take in Cuban food and local seafood.
Organizers said that roughly 20,000 people had been invited, but they were not certain how much the potential threat of Tropical Storm Isaac would discourage people from attending. Ken Jones, president and CEO of the 2012 Republican National Committee host convention, defended going ahead with the event despite the storm threat.
"It's really less about the partying atmosphere and really more about promoting Tampa Bay," Jones said. "We are on a world stage right now. We are going to showcase our city to the world."
A Monday breakfast with speakers such as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman was moved to a new room inside the TradeWinds hotel on the water near Tampa. The brunch with Rice, Boehner and California Rep. Darrell Issa, was planned for an outside venue, but will now be held within the hotel.
"They're putting some sandbags up outside and we'll just have to wait and see, and hope Isaac is kind," Zak said, noting that 90 percent of his delegation has arrived.
"The staff and the organizers are focusing on the logistics," Zak said. "Everyone has arrived with a sense of energy. So we're all rolling with this."
The latest weather reports showed Isaac heading farther west of Tampa, but hurricane warnings were issued from the New Orleans area to the Florida Panhandle.
Zak saw no effect on the mood of the convention, or Romney's ability to get his message out.
"We're ready to blow the roofs off on Tuesday night," he said. "We're going to give him one hell of a send-off."
The inclement weather, if anything, will "demonstrate that the Republican Party is resilient and committed to America," Zak added.
Tom Del Beccaro, chairman of the California GOP, said the delay "will only result in some pent-up energy but otherwise won't affect us that much."
At least one delegate was concerned about the fast-changing schedule.
Shane Goettle, a North Dakota delegate who lost a GOP congressional primary earlier this year, said he was worried that some Republican Senate candidates would be bumped from the schedule, including his state's nominee, Rep. Rick Berg.
Indeed, the revised schedule released Sunday showed Berg was not among those who kept their speaking slots.
"As a delegate from North Dakota, I'd very much like to see him up there," Goettle said.
Goettle planned to attend a business meeting that has been moved to Tuesday. For the down times in between, he said, "it's an opportunity for our delegation to bond."
Michele M. Mustello and her sister, Marci, drove 18 to 20 hours from Butler, Pa., to Tampa and arrived Sunday.
Mustello said she'd play Monday by ear, depending on how the convention agenda has changed. But for now, none of the luncheons or mixers she planned to attend had been canceled.