This is what was going on in New York City yesterday as families continued to struggle with post-Hurricane Sandy devastation.
— Jonathan Vigliotti (@JonVig4NY) November 1, 2012
Here’s what food lines in lower Manhattan look like today.
Line in lower Manhattan for food twitter.com/GossipAssassin…
— Emily Smith Page Six (@GossipAssassin) November 2, 2012
So of course President Obama headed to Manhattan to ensure local leaders have the resources they need.
Nah, just kidding. The campaigner in chief jetted off to Vegas, baby!
— Rev. Joel Garcia (@LatinoMentor) November 2, 2012
If Sandy had happened and two or three days later Bush was in Vegas campaigning.. All media hell would break loose. Obama..? Nothing.
— Sarah Felts (@sarah_steel7) November 2, 2012
Obama does quick photo op for an hour with Gov Christie then back n Vegas the next day campaigning as many are without food,power,gas&water
— Face It (@logic4thewin) November 2, 2012
Civil unrest in NYC: dumpster diving, looting and anger. But at least Obama is comfortable in Vegas campaigning…
— Boyd Myers (@boydmyers) November 2, 2012
Sheila E. provided entertainment at the Sin City rally on Thursday.
Just finished playing for the President in Vegas. Please Go and and Vote! God bless @obama2012
— SheilaEdrummer (@SheilaEdrummer) November 1, 2012
And campaign co-chair Eva Longoria warmed up the crowd, presumably without her usual vulgarities and bashing of conservative women and minorities.
— Eva Longoria (@EvaLongoria) November 1, 2012
— erik kabik (@erik_kabik) November 2, 2012
But no worries. President Obama is a multitasker! He can campaign and offer leaders in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut the dubious comfort of his soothing voice via conference call.
[W]e had conference calls with mayors all across New Jersey; had conference calls with mayors and local elected officials all across Connecticut. I spoke to the governors of New Jersey, Connecticut, and New York, and they’re struggling. And the cleanup, the aftermath of this storm is going to be hard and it’s going to take some time.
Unsurprisingly, that’s little relief to those in storm-ravaged areas.
47 degrees — and no power in NYC — could be days before the power is restored. Meanwhile, Obama campaigns.
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) November 2, 2012
Oh, and before the trolls start in with “But ROMMMMMNEEEEEEY”:
Love when leftists write me “Romney is campaigning post-Sandy, so why should Obama act differently?” OBAMA IS PRESIDENT. WAKE UP.
— Jedediah Bila (@JedediahBila) November 2, 2012