President Obama today demonstrated that he still knows the path from the Oval Office to the White House Briefing Room, materializing at the podium this afternoon to tell Americans to be prepared for the hurricane.
And to show that he’s on top of things.
Obama, who never takes questions from the White House press corps anymore, took one today that allowed him to portray himself as not the least bit concerned about the election when there’s a hurricane going on.
Q What about the impact on the election, sir?
THE PRESIDENT: I am not worried at this point about the impact on the election. I’m worried about the impact on families, and I’m worried about the impact on our first responders. I’m worried about the impact on our economy and on transportation.
Well, gosh, let’s give him that he’s not worried “at this point” about the impact on the election. Rest assured, everyone else in the West Wing is.
Since he can’t campaign, I would expect to see him making all kinds of announcements and possibly rescuing a puppy from a doghouse floating down Main Street somewhere.