I hope you are right, but we shouldn’t underestimate the impact this may have. Our country comes together during a crisis and rallies around the president. Whether that translates to votes next week, only time will tell. But everyone here who is discounting the impact of this on the election is not grasping the significance.
They will forget about it by Thursday when Obama will be in Las Vegas - the same place he went to after Benghazi.
crisis ? what crisis !?!
there is no crisis!!
It freaking rained a little in NY and NJ, with some mild flooding.
whoop de do!
let me see... I’m an moderate... and i’m thinking of voting for Romney... but then it rains in NY .... and I am so amazed at how well Obama handles the rain storm in NY that I am now going to vote for Obama in Ohio.
Important battleground states like Ohio, Virginia and florida, being so close (if indeed they are) could sway a couple points toward O because of the face time he’ll get from MSM looking all heroic, and they will surely help him out any way they can. I hope we’re wrong, but it makes me nervous.
I know circumstances were different (by that I mean party labels), but there was no rallying around the President after Katrina. In fact, there was a crucifiction of a President after Katrina. Obviously, the media is going to try to use this to prop up Obama.
What I have to hope would happen here is that Romney is not going to lose votes. He has this election won in terms of votes, where he is at 50% in most key states, and Obama 45-48%. I have to doubt someone who’s made up their mind changes it. It could easily impact those undecideds and swing a few back to Obama who otherwise have been hesitant to vote for him again this cycle. Unless Obama does something heroic, other than ‘be there’ looking important, I don’t see this have a radical effect. This election was all but over two days ago, and it will take a major swing to change that.
It's a nothingburger. 4 years ago, Ike came home twice as strong in the Heartland, is still no. 2 all-time, killed 86 people, turned out the lights in the Mississippi & Ohio Valleys for weeks, and received a fraction of this insipid blathering coverage.
Didn't stir any love for McCrisis...