Skip to comments.'I'm here to learn': Romney preparing for presidency, shows-up BHO w/visit to storm-ravaged LA
Posted on 09/01/2012 11:52:23 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
President Barack Obama was today forced to announce he will fly to storm-hit Louisiana on Monday hours after Mitt Romney beat him to the punch by deciding to head there this afternoon.
After it emerged that Obama was still taking time to fit in a campaign stop in Cleveland, Ohio, before checking out how clean-up operations are proceeding in the Bayou state, the Obama campaign abruptly cancelled that event, though he will still hold a rally in Toledo, Ohio before heading south.
But the Republican presidential candidate touched down in the Hurricane ravaged state this afternoon - a full three days before Obama - touring the flooded areas around Lafitte and showing his support for local residents.
'I'm here to learn and obviously to draw some attention to what's going on here,' Romney told Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who he accompanied to the town hall to meet with emergency workers. 'So that people around the country know that people down here need help.'
Romney had changed his schedule to head to the affected town outside New Orleans while Obama, who has yet to visit the Tropical Storm Isaac zone, headed off to Texas to campaign.
But the Obama campaign said today, in a terse statement, that the President would now visit the flood-stricken state early next week.
'In light of the Presidents travel to Louisiana to meet with local officials and view ongoing response and recovery efforts to Hurricane Isaac, President Obama will no longer travel to Cleveland, Ohio on Monday, September 3,' the statement read....
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Looks like Steve Schmidt and Nicolle Wallace ain't running this campaign.
I am really taking a shine to this guy. He is a really decent man, sorely needed in this era of high challenges.
This was a brilliant move by Team Romney. There is nothing more humiliating then forcing the incumbent into a ‘hey, what about me?’ and ‘me too, me too’.
Yep, I knew Mitt was smart but he’s turning out to be more politically savy than I expected. He’s beat purple lips to the punch a couple of time already
Looks like the DailyMail UK did it again.
"Yeah, but I beat him to the punchbowl."
But, but....he's RICH! And, and , and... he stole all his money outta the pockets of the poor folks waiting for Obama's stash!
What made Romney aggressively win the primaries will also make him aggressively win the election.
There isn’t an ounce of decency in anyone in the Obama gang of yahoos. It doesn’t even cross thier monds to do things like this. That’s why they’re always caught saying..”uh, hey, us too”.
“Just doing the things the current _resident doesn’t have time to do.”