The Hurricane Actually Did Help Obama

Categories: Politics

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The Republicans may well be right.

Hurricane Sandy prompted a near blitz of Presidential politics on TV news the week before the election, helping to short circuit any attempt by Mitt Romney to create some kind of last-minute storm surge.

What's more, Obama was included in a great deal of the hurricane coverage since he's the current Prez, so he got to be seen acting concerned and interested all over the tube, even getting kudos from an occasional Republican for his actions.

So, as awful as the hurricane was and as tragic as some of its effects were, could it have been an act of God designed to stymie Romney from getting into the White House?

Nah.

If there were a God, he would have simply given Romney a severe case of diarrhea during the first debate.


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civicresolve
civicresolve

If it were an act of God wouldn't that mean that God wanted Obama to win?  What does the religious right feel about that?  I think they'd prefer to just chalk it up to Romney being lackluster.  They can live without him, but they can't feel denied by their faith.

nostradavid
nostradavid

Giving Americans a break from campaign coverage was the only beneficial effect. 

Trust Nate Silver and buy his new book. 

monsieurpatric
monsieurpatric

What?  Not give full credit to our lesbian sisters and dedicated, compassionate abortionists for creating Sandy in the first place?

PhillyRob
PhillyRob

About three weeks before the election, projections showed Obama way ahead in the electoral college vote.  Most of the media reported a neck and neck race but it seemed certain that it was over way before the hurricane.  Days before the election, I overheard an attorney at my gym say the race would be over by 11:30pm on election night when Ohio would be called for Obama.  

SavannahMontgomery
SavannahMontgomery

It was the "perfect storm" for Gov. Christie to say "fuck youse" to Rommey.  And he put that tough love schtick to good use.

blissbaby
blissbaby

I mean thank God for Romney being eclipsed, not for Sandy happening.

blissbaby
blissbaby

There IS a God but it had nothing to do with Sandy eclipsing Romney, Still, thank God for that happening.

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