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Breaking: Obama Decides Not to Postpone Sandy Until After Election

It’s the riskiest chance the President has taken so far. Let’s see. Should I order the coast guard to divert the storm, or let her rip and stick around looking presidential?

NY Times via Drudge:

WASHINGTON — In the dark of night, when they get what little sleep they get these days, the people running the campaigns for president have more than enough fodder for nightmares. Worse, come daybreak, they realize their worst fears may yet come true.

Dancing in their heads are visions of recounts, contested ballots and lawsuits. The possibility that their candidate could win the popular vote yet lose the presidency. Even the outside chance of an Electoral College tie that throws the contest to Congress.

Now add to that parade of potential horrors one more: a freakish two-in-one storm that could, if the more dire forecasts prove correct, warp an election two years and $2 billion in the making.

Nonsense. Trust me, this is an Obama moment. Why, George Bush didn’t do this and… what’s that? No, dammit, forget Deepwater Horizon! Okay, Goebbels… uh, Axelrod, you derail that Labor Department jobs report–Hurricane Sandy… er, we have to calibrate our… uh, calculators better! Cutter… uh, get on the phone to Brian Williams–Benwhatzi? Too busy–Sandy! Sandy! Sandy!

Presidential, that’s the theme this week. P-R-E-S-I-D-E-N-T-I-A-L

Jim Treacher:

The mainstream media is dependably tough on the President of the United States, assuming he’s a Republican and/or hasn’t been elected yet.
Charlie Spiering reports:

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.”

Hahahahaha! Romney? What a showboater!

h/t Big Journalism, Drudge, Hot Air


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