Hurricane Sandy has caused massive devastation and the priorities of the Americans all of a sudden have shifted. Even the presidential candidates canceled all campaign events to lend a hand to the devastated victims of hurricane Sandy.
But whereas, President Obama came out looking like the man of the moment, caring for the people and putting everything aside, Romney unfortunately didn’t fail to campaign in the name of helping people struck by disaster. He did cancel his campaign rallies for two days and went out to do his bid, but neither forgot to keep throwing barbed remarks against the President nor did he fail to show a video bio of himself.
On Tuesday, Mitt Romney made an appearance near Dayton, Ohio and collected relief boxes to be sent to New Jersey. But there was a problem, he spent just over an hour at the event, on a location far from the storm hit area! Politico's Ben White was among the people who took their criticism to social forums:
Romney is doing a "storm relief" event in Ohio? Why not come to NYC and give us a hand.— Ben White (@morningmoneyben) October 30, 2012
Both Romney and Ryan will be back to campaign events from Wednesday while the President will travel on Wednesday to see the damage in New Jersey and meet with Gov. Chris Christie who he has won over by his support of the people hit by Sandy in New Jersey.
Christie has appeared on several networks and praised President Barack Obama. In an interview onNBC, Christie called Obama “outstanding” for expediting relief efforts. He also told MSNBC that Obama “deserves great credit.”
As opposed to Mitt Romney President Obama has put campaigning for the elections on the back burner, saying, “The election will take care of itself next week. Right now, our number-one priority is to make sure that we are saving lives, that our search-and-rescue teams are going to be in place, that people are going to get the food, the water, the shelter that they need in case of emergency, and that we respond as quickly as possible to get the economy back on track.”
Now, there’s no way Mitt Romney can beat that! The President appears to be gaining great political advantage from his handling of the situation.
The fact that he can probably afford to do that with Bill Clinton campaigning on his behalf doesn’t mean much when Romney can’t get his mind away from campaigning even while making appearances for charity and helping out the Sandy victims.
Here are some Twitter responses on the two candidates’ responses to hurricane Sandy:
We're seeing how #Romney handles crisis, with lies and fake photo ops as he tries to recover from the disaster of his campaign's policies— VetsForObama (@VetsForObama) October 31, 2012
#Romney has once again shown us another reason NOT to VOTE for him.— MissusPowell (@MissusPowell) October 31, 2012