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A Toned Down RNC Convo Coming

From NBC's Kelly O'Donnell
McCain advisors say meetings have been underway to consider options for the RNC program due to Hurricane Gustav.

Advisors say no decisions have been made.

Sources say options could include changes to the speakers schedule and/or the addition of "service projects" to assist those affected by the storm.  One idea being floated is turning the convention into a hurricane telethon.

The campaign points out that Senator McCain spoke to this concern today saying it would be "inappropriate" to have "festivities" if the situation is as dire as forecasts suggest.

For the purposes of getting McCain's name and Palin's name on the ballot, the convention must take place this week; lots of ballot deadlines hit very soon.