Sandy, Barack and Michelle landed in my email this afternoon. Sandy is outside my window now, apparently crying her eyes out because there is a lot of water on the pane.
If this storm wasn’t as serious, I would likely get an email from Joe Biden. He’s probably in Delaware right now bailing water from somebody’s basement.
Anyway, Newsmax issues a report saying how risky Sandy is to the Obama campaign. They said when Biden gets finished in Delaware that he is going to his birthplace, Scranton PA.
“Sandy Forecast to Wreak Havoc on Election
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama frantically sought to close the deal with voters with precious few days left in an incredibly close race as this year’s October surprise — an unprecedented storm menacing the East Coast — wreaked havoc on their best-laid plans.
Ever mindful of his narrow path to the requisite 270 electoral votes, Romney looked to expand his map, weighing an intensified effort in traditionally left-leaning Minnesota. Obama sought to defend historically Democratic turf as the race tightened heading into the final week.”
Hey, now is the time to use your advertising dollars to reach people at home watching hurricane reports.
President Obama, it is an opportunity for some heroic visit to NYC to help out Mayor Bloomberg with sand bags.
It seems to me that the best thing for the President is to do what he is doing, hang out with FEMA and put a log on the fire tonight at the White House as the temperature has fallen.
Senator Warner gave an assessment. He is the person that I expect to emerge as a leading candidate for President in 1016.
“”The storm will throw havoc into the race,” said Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va.
Obama, preparing to depart for Florida Sunday, a day early to beat the storm, got an update from disaster relief officials before speaking by phone to affected governors and mayors.
“Anything they need, we will be there,” Obama said. “And we are going to cut through red tape. We are not going to get bogged down with a lot of rules. We want to make sure that we are anticipating and leaning forward.”
An opportunity for Obama to demonstrate steady leadership in the face of crisis was offset by the risk that the federal government, as in past emergencies, could be faulted for an ineffective response, with the president left to take the fall.
Obama canceled campaign stops Monday in Virginia and Tuesday in Colorado to monitor the storm but planned to go forward with other events Monday in Florida and Ohio, with former President Bill Clinton at his side. He planned to return to Ohio on Wednesday with stops in Cincinnati and Akron, followed by a Thursday swing through Springfield, Ohio, Boulder, Colo., and Las Vegas.”
That Ohio stop is critical.
This is a serious storm, but we are going to do what it takes to keep people safe and secure, and make sure the communities affected get the assistance they need. FEMA is working with state and local governments to respond effectively. We all owe a debt of thanks to the first responders who will be dealing with the immediate impact of the storm.
If you live in the storm’s path, please listen to state and local authorities about where and how to take shelter and stay safe — and encourage your friends and family to do the same. If you are asked to evacuate, please take that seriously.
For more information on how to prepare for this storm, visit Ready.gov.
And if you’d like to find out how to support relief efforts where they’re needed most, please visit the Red Cross or your local relief organization:
Michelle and I are keeping everyone in the affected areas in our thoughts and prayers. Be safe.”
Via the President and he didn’t ask me for $6 either.