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Obama aims to project leadership as storm hits (AP Propaganda)
AP/Washington Examiner ^ | 10/29/2012 | Julie Pace

Posted on 10/29/2012 1:58:35 PM PDT by nhwingut

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama the candidate stepped aside Monday so the commander in chief could take over.

In the waning days of his re-election bid, the president scraped two days of campaigning and retreated from the trail. He hunkered down at the White House to oversee the government's response to the East Coast superstorm — and to project presidential leadership.

"The election will take care of itself next week," Obama said, speaking to reporters at the White House after hastily flying back to Washington from Florida, one of the handful of states the two campaigns are contesting the hardest.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: leadership; obama; storm
Now Obama has the opportunity — and the responsibility — to show the type of command in a crisis that only the president can offer.

"The president has real responsibilities and those responsibilities come first," said David Axelrod

After returning to the White House Monday morning, Obama walked through the rain straight into the Oval Office. He convened a meeting with top government officials in the Situation Room. And later, standing behind a podium bearing the presidential seal, he appealed to politically divided Americans to put their differences aside during the storm.

Some aides mentioned that to the president as they contemplated how they would balance Obama's robust campaign travel schedule with the impending storm. But those discussions didn't last long. Obama told advisers he needed to be at the White House.

1 posted on 10/29/2012 1:58:36 PM PDT by nhwingut
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...as they contemplated how they would balance Obama's robust campaign travel schedule with the impending storm. But those discussions didn't last long. Obama told advisers he needed to be at the White House.

They're busy scheduling photo op visits to NYC for later in the week... they'll probably bring Harvey Weinstein in to whip up a quick film documenting his heroic actions.

2 posted on 10/29/2012 2:03:35 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: nhwingut

And just how is he helping the victims of the storm by monitoring it from the WH? We can all watch it from the news feeds. What a pitiful excuse for a president.


3 posted on 10/29/2012 2:10:18 PM PDT by Catsrus (Ma)
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To: nhwingut

Obama to stay home, drink beer, and “monitor” ESPN.


4 posted on 10/29/2012 2:10:48 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ((God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.))
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To: nhwingut

“He walked through the rain straight into the Oval Office.”

Oh, the humanity!

/sarc


5 posted on 10/29/2012 2:17:12 PM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamanation.)
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To: nhwingut

“...the president scraped two days of campaigning . . .”

Not only is this AP article a piece of propaganda, it is badly edited propaganda. I guess they don’t even bother to read this stuff before sending it out.


6 posted on 10/29/2012 2:17:54 PM PDT by Cap Huff
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To: nhwingut
Did Panetta replace the bulb? I think the projector was broke the last time they attempted to use in September.
7 posted on 10/29/2012 2:18:23 PM PDT by throwback (The object of opening the mind, is as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: nhwingut
Prayers up for all in the storm's path.

Will 0 have "enough information" to adequately protect those in harms way?

8 posted on 10/29/2012 2:22:54 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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Obama aims to project leadership as storm hits


first time for everything, Øboy

9 posted on 10/29/2012 2:23:41 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: nhwingut
The election will take care of itself next week

Bet your traitorous cowardly commie ass it will, Kenya Boy !

10 posted on 10/29/2012 2:24:55 PM PDT by tomkat
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...and to project presidential leadership.

Project leadership?

Hahahaha.

I can "project" myself as Spiderman, but that doesn't mean my name is Peter Parker.

What a bunch of North Korean era losers.

11 posted on 10/29/2012 2:29:21 PM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them)
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LOL. If anything, undecideds will be repelled by Obama's gross opportunism.

And by their wishful handwringing the leftwing lickspittles in the media are reinforcing the image of a president using a disaster to garner votes.

12 posted on 10/29/2012 2:36:02 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Sandbagging the media with stories like this won’t help the situation.


13 posted on 10/29/2012 2:40:31 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (7 days, a hook and a wake up.)
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To: Catsrus

Yep, if Zer0 had competent help and properly delegated responsibilities he could go on kissing babies while a competent FEMA took care of regional problems.


14 posted on 10/29/2012 2:43:31 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: nhwingut; All

Notice “project leadership.”

The perception is everything. Forget actiually leading. Just appear presidential. Fake it. Empty suit.


15 posted on 10/29/2012 2:43:54 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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Just like Obama projected leadership to the Libya Ambassador Chris Stevens and two NAVY SEALS trying to protect him. We all know how that turned out, right?!!!


16 posted on 10/29/2012 2:47:52 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: nhwingut

The power of incumbency comes into play big time here. Now that Sandy has injected herself into the conversation, suddenly Benghazi, the economy, Obamacare and the deficit/debt don`t matter. People are now listening for clues as to whether they get some government money.

Obama will get at least some benefit, especially if the “media” succeed in directing voters to believe he handled this flawlessly (and they`re sure as hell going to try!). Key is... how much.


17 posted on 10/29/2012 2:48:57 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: Cap Huff

The only way he could get to his campaign to scrap it was to “scrape” it off the bottom.


18 posted on 10/29/2012 3:01:44 PM PDT by Terry Mross (To former friends and relatives. Don't ever contact me if you still support obama.)
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To: Cap Huff

The only way he could get to his campaign to scrap it was to “scrape” it off the bottom.


19 posted on 10/29/2012 3:04:45 PM PDT by Terry Mross (To former friends and relatives. Don't ever contact me if you still support obama.)
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“. . . “scrape” it off the bottom.”

I don’t care to imagine the bottom of what. LOL!


20 posted on 10/29/2012 3:09:10 PM PDT by Cap Huff
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To: nhwingut

What a crock. Here we are stuck in a hurricane and I regretfully tune into the Weather Channel. And the insipid reporter is asking some unnamed local official if it will help him now that President 0bama has declared a disaster area? GAG! Honestly, they can’t be anymore obvious. Turning off the TV before the power goes out...and following FR and internet sources from the iPhone.


21 posted on 10/29/2012 3:28:24 PM PDT by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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This probably will help his job approval. Disasters usually do.


22 posted on 10/29/2012 3:59:45 PM PDT by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: nhwingut

As long as he doesn’t have to make any decisions.


23 posted on 10/29/2012 4:09:54 PM PDT by LookingUp
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the boy couldn't project leadership if he uses an arc-light... ya can't project what isn't there
24 posted on 10/29/2012 4:16:41 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: nhwingut

Here is Obama’s new campaign song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKbPUzhWeeI


25 posted on 10/29/2012 4:42:26 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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Obama couldn’t lead a two-car funeral.


26 posted on 10/29/2012 4:55:48 PM PDT by Signalman
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