Wednesday Night Videos – Obama’s Sandy Success
October 31, 2012 1 Comment
I recognize that lives are more important than votes when it comes to dealing with Hurricane Sandy, but votes do determine whether we as a country deal with the reality of climate change and the necessity of federal responses to natural disasters.
On the one hand, I worry that the aftermath will depress the vote, particularly given that the poor and disenfranchised are more likely to live in areas which struggle to reconnect power and handle large turnouts. On the other hand, President Obama’s professional response to Hurricane Sandy helps his image even as he helps those whose lives have been impacted by the disaster.
It’s been quite remarkable today to watch the keynote speaker of the 2012 Republican National Convention, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, heap praise on Barack Obama. No wonder Rush Limbaugh has started railing against Christie on his radio show. This is a big deal.