Alas, some wisdom breaks out in the White House.
President Obama canceled today’s campaign and fundraising events in New Jersey and Connecticut in order to focus on the growing Ebola crisis, the White House announced this afternoon.
Obama will meet with cabinet agency officials coordinating the government’s response.
That’s good news, and it’s a smart move. Not only would it have looked miserable from an appearances standpoint for Obama to be engaged in political events while a mini-Ebola epidemic – two new infections and counting – breaks out in Dallas, but it would have been disturbing to many Americans who are wondering what their leaders are doing while this deadly disease takes root on our shores.
Obama was supposed depart this afternoon to go raise money in Union, New Jersey and appear at a rally with Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy. But instead, he did the right thing.