Hurricane Gustav may have sucked some of the fun out of the Republican National Convention, but will John McCain‘s campaign miss the presence of President Bush? Inside the Tent contributor Joseph Irvine speaks with Richard Himelfarb, a professor at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. Reuters Inside the Tent has more than 40 delegates and other attendees in St. Paul and Denver, equipped with video cameras to capture the conventions from the ground up. Irvine is not a Reuters employee and any opinions expressed are his own.Click here for a full list of contributors.Click here for more Inside the Tent blogs.Click here for more Reuters 2008 election coverage.