TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 27: People stand on the main stage at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on the abbreviated first day of the Republican National Convention on August 27, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. The RNC is scheduled to convene today, but will hold its first full session tomorrow after being delayed due to Tropical Storm Isaac. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Updated: August 27, 2012 8:22PM
The Republican National Convention kicked off Monday in Tampa, Fla., but the full session was cut because of the approaching Tropical Storm Isaac. Here are scenes from inside the shortened first day of the convention.