Our thoughts and prayers go out to those directly or indirectly affected by Hurricane Sandy—that would be every American. (It’s four a.m. and I don’t know if that should be affected or effected but during troubled time, I don’t care.)
I am proud that President Obama and Governor Romney limited their campaigns because of the storm. To me, the Obama of the first debate didn’t see a need to campaign much more anyway. He did what he wanted to do for the nation and if said nation didn’t like it….peace. He saw no need for a hard sell after giving it his all.
At the same time, I don’t think Romney recognizes the “him” that he is presenting in order to win the election. I think he is a moderate who ran as a far Right conservative to win the GOP primary— now, he wouldn’t mine leaning back to the middle to get over the hump.
These campaigns needed suspending and any future donation money should go to storm relief families. Oh, and get ready for some nuts to start talking about heaven’s hand in the election by way of the storm. Heaven only knows if that is the case; but, I will say that I have never seen an incumbent candidate more at peace with the coming results. You could say he is thinking “let the chips fall where they may” or Obama is reading 2 Timothy 4:7 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”
I have a feeling that if giving the choice between (a) being a great disaster president over the next week yet losing the election because he didn’t make a final push or (b) winning the election by keeping one eye on the storm recovery and one eye on the campaign—Obama would quickly pick choice A but maybe being a great disaster president wins the election. Yes, Romney managed the disaster at the Salt Lake City Olympics but that isn’t the same thing.
In times like these, the leader of the free world should take a minute to hit a few gospel classics on you tube after his prayers—that “Order My Steps” song and the one about “Victory is Mine.” What about “By and By.”