posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 01:47 PM
Originally posted by graceunderpressure
Call me cynical, but I wonder if the POTUS support would have been as stellar in, say, 2009. If I were one of Obama's campaign advisors, I would have
warned him about being under a comparative microscope and told him that nothing less than a perfect response to the situation would suffice. "Don't
give the Romney camp anything to criticize."
Campaign issues aside, Christie's straightforward style is refreshing.
Yes, the support would have been the same in 2009. The Obama administration was educated by the Katrina disaster. They realized people remember this
stuff. Anybody with a brain had already figured out what a PR disaster Katrina was for Bush.
That response (hypothetical response in 2009) might have been driven by politics, not sympathy for the people. And that might be the case now as
well. But, no, I don't think being a week before the election had much influence. Maybe a little, but not much.
edit on 1-11-2012 by ClintK