Last night as many were getting last minute preparations together for superstorm Sandy when Bill Clinton said the following at a campaign event in Ohio:
"We're coming down to the 11th hour. We're facing a violent storm," Clinton said. He waited a beat, then added, "It's nothing compared to the storm we'll face if you don't make the right decision in this election."
But don't worry folks, the White House press pool already has the "possible politicizing" of Sandy by Mitt Romney, covered:
During a weekend press gaggle aboard Air Force One, White House reporters were naturally concerned about Hurricane Sandy and questioned the White House Press staff about the president’s hurricane preparations.
But one reporter was anxious to know if they were prepared for Mitt Romney.
“Are you worried about the possible politicization of the storm response?” the reporter asked. “We’re a week out from the election. Governor Romney might say something about how you guys are responding to it or going to rallies and that stuff.”
Can you imagine the outrage if what Bill Clinton said came out of the mouth of a Republican? What if George W. Bush had said it? Does this mean Bill Clinton doesn't "care about black people" (or any people in Sandy's path for that matter) as rapper Kanye West accused Bush of after Hurricane Katrina?
Bill Clinton will continue to campaign for President Obama in Ohio today. Obama will be in the White House "monitoring" the storm.