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Saturday, November 3, 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C., November 1, 2012 — Stephen Colbert is right. Maybe hurricanes do have a liberal bias.
Hurricane Katrina in 2005 was a low point for the Bush presidency. One of the most memorable images from the disaster is of President George W. Bush looking out of his window on Air Force One as he flew over New Orleans. An image that made him look detached and indifferent.
Hurricane Isaac delayed the 2012 Republican National Convention. And now, thanks to Hurricane Sandy, Gov. Mitt Romney’s momentum is slowly coming to a halt.
This disaster once again reveals the inherent advantages an incumbent president has over any challenger. In time of crisis, the American people look to the president for leadership, comfort and reassurance that better days are ahead.
States that were decimated by the disaster want the president to deploy all the federal government resources at his disposal.
So far this week, President Obama is doing all the right things. He is striking the right tone of unity and bipartisanship, and trying to coalesce the country around his leadership. “There are no Democrats or Republicans during a storm,” President Obama said at a rally in Green Bay, WI.
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