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Will Obama gain political ground from Sandy?
humanevents.com ^

Posted on 10/29/2012 8:49:20 PM PDT by tsowellfan

As the president ended his briefing on Hurricane Sandy in the White House Situation Room and delivered a statement to reporters in the James Brady Briefing Room, the obvious question among press and pundits was, will his management of the disaster now wracking the northeast pay political dividends?

“I am not worried at this point about the impact on the election,” said Obama in his reply to the one question he took in the Briefing Room from CBS News’ Bill Plante, “ I’m worried about the impact on families, and I’m worried about the impact on our first responders. I’m worried about the impact on our economy and on transportation...

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election2012; hurricane; hurricanesandy; sandy
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1 posted on 10/29/2012 8:49:25 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: tsowellfan

Dude seems to worry alot about....the folks.


2 posted on 10/29/2012 8:51:17 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: Brad's Gramma; tsowellfan

Obama Email During Hurricane: ‘Got a Phone? Get His Back’
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/10/29/Obama-email-campaign-phone


3 posted on 10/29/2012 8:52:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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Oh, hurricanes are sooo politically risky. /sarcasm

Sign some papers. Do some flyovers (we all know he loves the executive flight perks). Photo ops. Internal decisions. No world leaders involved. No major international decisions.

What a poser. Preening arrogant bumbling adoration whore.


4 posted on 10/29/2012 8:54:13 PM PDT by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: tsowellfan

No, it’s too late in the game.


5 posted on 10/29/2012 8:54:13 PM PDT by MeanGreen2008
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To: Brad's Gramma

I don’t know who is more shameless, Obama or his media benefactors and enablers.


6 posted on 10/29/2012 8:54:41 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: Brad's Gramma

It all comes down to the power in Philadelphia. If the city is mostly up and running by Wednesday, Obama gets the credit and enough votes to carry the state of Pennsylvania. If Friday comes and the city is still mostly shut down and people don’t have power, Obama gets blamed and won’t get enough of a margin in Philly to win the state.


7 posted on 10/29/2012 8:58:49 PM PDT by Qout
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For Obama to look like a hero, the governors in the affected states have to be completely incompetent.

Since NJ is one of the hardest hit states and Christie is all over this thing in his characteristically blunt and forceful way... and Cuomo in NY has been out in front... no.

What could Obama do that’s going to swing anything from the prior trajectories? We knew and expected NY/NJ were going to tip Democratic. They will after this is over, too.


8 posted on 10/29/2012 8:59:29 PM PDT by NVDave
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To: tsowellfan
the obvious question among press and pundits was, will his management of the disaster now wracking the northeast pay political dividends?

Doubtful. If he responds quickly, people will rightly ask why the Executive Branch couldn't be bothered to respond as quickly to the Benghazi attack. If he responds slowly, people will rightly remind him of his criticisms of Bush handling Hurricane Katrina.

9 posted on 10/29/2012 8:59:47 PM PDT by Alex Murphy
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I heard this evening the NY sub ways are flooded and it could take 4 days to get them back up and running. This along with the millions in damages throughout
The east coast will not help the Rats GOTV efforts. Obama will need more than a TelePrompTer to look good in a few days.
10 posted on 10/29/2012 8:59:52 PM PDT by JIM O
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To: MeanGreen2008

I hope it’s too late and that the Romney landslide continues to build uninterrupted.

I’m not so sure though. The idiot voters out there will no doubt be impressed with his “leadership” during the crisis. I just hope there aren’t enough of them left to make a difference.

I won’t rest easy from now until election day, that’s for sure.


11 posted on 10/29/2012 9:00:28 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: MeanGreen2008

“No, it’s too late in the game.”

The storm is the ominous specter in the background of his political demise and his name will be mud forevermore.

This storm is the perfect metaphoric backdrop for what his administration has been to the nation the past 4 years.

Good riddance to both!


12 posted on 10/29/2012 9:01:47 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: tsowellfan

No. “Get the hell off the beach!”


13 posted on 10/29/2012 9:02:10 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: tsowellfan

It’s all Bush’s fault.


14 posted on 10/29/2012 9:02:25 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: tsowellfan

It’s helping him from losing more ground.

This storm has completely dominated and will continue to dominate the news until the election.

If this storm didn’t happen, I believe the news would have at some point this week HAD to have started covering the Benghazi coverup.

I have no doubt Oblunder is thanking allah for this storm.


15 posted on 10/29/2012 9:02:48 PM PDT by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: Luke21

I hope it is too late. Romney was definitely heading for a fairly significant win. Even Ohio was falling in line. Looked to be a solid 5-6 point win and 300+ Evs.

We are in uncharted territory. Yes Obama can be “presidential”. But he is the one behind. And cannot unleash a lot of negative attacks. Romney is winning and needs to be closing on a positive note anyway.

And for 80% of the country they are not directly impacted. And 90% of Romneys support is coming from that 80% of the country. Could be some impact in VA, NH, PA.

I still think Obama will try to delay voting in the most affected states. Now I don’t think he can do this by executive order, based on my reading of the constitution. But you can get a federal judge to extend voting anytime. So maybe a federal judge will allow some state to delay to not dis-enfranchise voters.

And then their are the political and visual impacts if Romney tries to block any changes to the election.

So again, a ton of different scenarios to play out. Obama surged ahead in 2008 on the Lehman financial disaster. I’d hate to see him get re-elected on the back of a natural disaster.

Thoughts? (make me feel better)


16 posted on 10/29/2012 9:03:19 PM PDT by gswilder
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To: Luke21

I don’t know who is more shameless, Obama or his media benefactors and enablers.

all of them


17 posted on 10/29/2012 9:03:44 PM PDT by 1st Division guy
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To: Brad's Gramma

Sandy will help only in that it provides cover for Bengazhigate. Katrina only matter because the media blamed BUSHROVE 24-7.

Even the undecided voters (whatever the heck they are thinking) can only take some much pro-Obama media flack without vomiting.

Oldplayer


18 posted on 10/29/2012 9:04:43 PM PDT by oldplayer
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To: Luke21

I don’t know who is more shameless, Obama or his media benefactors and enablers.

all of them


19 posted on 10/29/2012 9:04:43 PM PDT by 1st Division guy
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To: tsowellfan

So much for Obama slowing the rise of the oceans.


20 posted on 10/29/2012 9:06:34 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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