Romney tries to use hurricane to score political points
by Josh K - 10/30/12 8:35 AM
Yesterday, Mitt Romney's campaign floated the idea of doing a photo-op with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to survey damage from Hurricane Sandy, but this morning Christie shot down the idea, saying he was not in the "least bit" interested in playing "presidential politics."
Combine that with Christie's praise for President Obama's hurricane response, and Mitt Romney's relevance just took a one-two punch from none other than his handpicked Republican convention keynote speaker. But if you're a Romney fan, don't give up hope—Mitt thinks he's figured out how to keep his campaign in the headlines(.)
Never mind that Romney's decision to hold this "relief effort" in the key swing state of Ohio is beyond transparent.
Never mind that Romney is on record saying FEMA should be dismantled and its functions privatized -- in other words, relief for profit.
Never mind that this isn't the first time Romney has tried to use a tragedy to score cheap points (Bengazi).
With luck, the one welcome casualty of the hurricane will be the Romney campaign.