It's time to decamp from the storm cellar to the family-room couch: the Republican National Convention begins today after a day-long setback courtesy of Tropical Storm Isaac.
A few must-reads to start the day:
The Obama campaign is selling buttons bumper stickers featuring the president's birth certificate: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Sher Valenzuela, she with the Latina name, riveting back story and Republican creds, speaks Tuesday. Valenzuela, who is vying for Delaware's lieutenant governorship, is expected to speak candidly about her hardscrabble upbringing: National Review
George Packer, on the ground in Tampa: The New Yorker
Romney's economic policy dilemma: The New York Times
Will Romney stand up to the perceived extremism of the of GOP platform at this year's RNC?: The Nation
An ad will debut at the convention Tuesday night featuring ex-Obama voters, dubbed "Switchers," who have switched to the Romney camp.