Not even a hurricane can save the Kenyan.
Yeah, Barack gets to grandstand.
A competent president wouldn’t need to grandstand, he’d delegate it to a trusty sidekick.
If he needs to be perceived by the US public as fulfilling the bare minimum of his job, then he’s losing.
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ridiculous headline. the skinny fraud couldnt be saved by 10 hurricanes, 4 tsunamis, and 6 earthquakes at this point.
Barry Soetoro sat on his ass doing a photo op while "monitoring" the storm on TV and deciding where to send taxpayer dollars (somebody else's money) and then take credit for it.
OTOH: Mitt Romney was at a center asking for donations (food, etc.) from Republicans (most who wanted to meet him) and preparing these donations to be sent up to the disaster area.
Bad for those hurt from the storm, but it changes nothing.
Goes on national TV at LEAST 3 times for a Hurricane but not four a terrorist attack where 4 Americans are murdered? How did 0bama know that there weren’t more terrorist attacks to follow? Because maybe the one in Benghazi was STAGED, and a ‘one off’ hostage-taking gone bad?
Maybe that is why the NHC refused to use the phrase "hurricane warning" for anything north of the Carolinas.
It’s not going to change anything unless he manages to blow it; which, considering the fact that FEMA advised hurricane victims to contact them via the Internet earlier today is a real possibility. It’s what’s expected of him as president. And there’s no reason Haley Barbour and other surrogates can’t show up and say, well, at least he learned something from the BP spill. Remember what a pooch poke that was? That’s not a good episode to remind voters of at this point.
The fat boy from New Jersey has to play nice, He will be getting a check.
As for Obama , what does it cost him to write another check on our account? He can afford to be generous, it isn’t his money.
Obama dosn’t have to lift a finger except to try to take credit for being Presidential.
In the “Situation Room”, he’s the one in the high chair with his thumb in his mouth.
The media can cheerlead this deal all they want. Obama’s campaign is out of bullets, and now all they have is to play the “look presidential” card. This race has always structurally been Romney’s to lose. The “Obama lead” only showed up due to Propaganda level polls showing more Dems than 2008 showing up. Never was that going to be the case. There is no chance that Obama gets more crossover than Romney, period. Romney showed up and brought game in this campaign. Obama is at 45,46,47,48 percent with still a 3-5% party ID edge. Gallup says this year’s electorate is R +1. So the 45-48 is really more like 43-46. With 125 million votes cast at a 7 point margin, Obama needs 4.5 million minds to change. Not happening. And the Friday jobs number will be the death knell.
Unreal storm. I live over 1100 miles from where it made landfall, and were feeling the effects of it today. Wind gusts 45-50 mph. We are so far inland we have never been directly affected by a hurricane before now.
The storm wiped out 3 days of campaigning and 3 days worth of TV focus on the election, plus millions of people who won’t see the ads he wants them to see.
Yeah, it saved him, sure....
"I said drop off 40 cases of water from truck #3.
Hello! Hello! Hello.....
Valerie - I think this phone's broken too."
The sad thing is that the storm damage is so widespread that Obama can’t do anything large enough to make a difference. He helps New Jersey and it gets little notice. And Bloomberg says stay away from New York City.
For the president to look like he’s having an impact, the area of damage has to be small enough that your actions look like they are making a difference. You could do that with New York City in 2001, or New Orleans in 2005, or Oklahoma City in 1995. But there’s no show of presidential force that can be big enough for this problem.
As someone who rode out Katrina, I can tell you that the church and private donations got there much quicker than the Government "aid". When the folks on the eastern seaboard see that Romney acted quicker than Obama, they know who to vote for Tuesday. I predict Romney wins at least 60% of the vote.
“Oh no, this is going to help Obama...what ever shall we do?”
I swear, some of you people are just embarrassing.