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Storm Saves Obama From Himself

poseur Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 8:48 PM
Card-carrying Republicans will often respond with "at least Ronald Reagan's heart was in the right place!" My only thought is "so was Neville Chamberlain's when he returned to England from Munich waving a piece of paper in his hand."

If President Obama had the time for some introspection on the campaign trail, he might take offense at all the media speculation (and in many cases wishful thinking gussied up as speculation) that his response to Hurricane Sandy will give him the edge going into Election Day.

In effect, people are saying: "Obama is doing the minimum requirements of his job, what a game-changer!"

Now, one could quibble about whether he's really doing what a president should. He's handing out a bunch of checks, which is warranted, but he has staff to do that. Moreover, presidential photo ops at disaster sites...