The emergence of Tropical Storm Isaac is not good news for either Democrats or Republicans.

In Tampa, Fla., top officials of the Republican National Convention have canceled the first scheduled day of activities on Monday, reorganizing the event to occur on three days, beginning on Tuesday and ending on Thursday evening, with presidential and vice presidential acceptance speeches anticipated from former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc.

For the Obama administration, the storm could well cause a further increase in energy prices, adding possible political repercussions over already high gasoline prices in a national market where gasoline prices once again have spiked since June.

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