Sunday, September 02, 2012

Mitt Romney Beats Barack Obama To Louisiana- Obama Too Busy Campaigning

Barack Obama has been busy campaigning for what he hopes is another four years for the past three plus years. And he has been way too busy campaigning to make a trip to flood-ravaged Louisiana after Hurricane Isaac left devastation in its wake. Who knows how long it would have taken him to make his way down if Mitt Romney hadn't beat him to it- by a good three days.  Romney took a trip to LaFitte, Louisiana  on Friday to see, first hand, the damage left by the storm. This, in turn, prompted Obama to change his scheduled campaign plans, which included a stop in Cleveland, Ohio. With Cleveland canceled, Obama will now travel to New Orleans this Monday, though not before one quick rally in Toledo.  I'm sure Obama was not too happy that Romney got there first. His campaign made the following statement:

'In light of the President’s travel to Louisiana to meet with local officials and view ongoing response and recovery efforts to Hurricane Isaac, President Obama will no longer travel to Cleveland, Ohio on Monday, September 3.'

You'd think Obama would have taken advantage of Mitt and the Republicans stuck at the convention, but no, that's not the narcissist's way.  Mitt, on the other hand, put his joint campaign stop in Virginia with Paul Ryan on hold to make an appearance.

'I'm here to learn and obviously to draw some attention to what's going on here,' Romney told Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who he accompanied to the town hall to meet with emergency workers. 'So that people around the country know that people down here need help.
Romney had changed his schedule to head to the affected town outside New Orleans while Obama, who has yet to visit the Tropical Storm Isaac zone, headed off to Texas to campaign.

Fellow Mormon, and Democrat Harry Reid was highly critical of Romney's appearance.

'It is the height of hypocrisy for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan to make a pretense of showing sympathy for the victims of Hurricane Isaac when their policies would leave those affected by this disaster stranded and on their own,' said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., in a written statement.

Well, where was Obama, Harry?  At least Romney makes a pretense of showing sympathy, with the great probability that it's sincere. Obama, on the other hand, obviously has none since he's more concerned about keeping his butt in the White House than seeing how the Louisiana people fared.

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