Romney Uses Hurricane Sandy To Politicize Self In Ohio, Refuse To Answer Questions About FEMA
While President Obama cancelled his Ohio campaign stops to stay in Washington, DC to co-ordinate Federal disaster relief efforts for those on the East Coast affected by Hurricane Sandy. After initially cancelling his rallies in Ohio Romney did indeed do a “relief event” in Kettering, Ohio which while a Romney spokesman said ot had nothing to so with a campaign stop the same spokesman did later confirm that the Romney’s campaign had purchased some of the supplies.
Also Romney’s candidate’s trademark campaign video was broadcast on large screens set up for the supporters and posters and Pro-Romney/Anti-Obama merchandise was available.
Romney stood behind a table full of relief supplies and shook hands with attendees one at a time, taking bags and repeatedly ignoring and refusing to answer questions from reporters about how he would handle this emergency since Romney has said he wanted to disband FEMA and leave the clean-up and recovery of emergency situations such as Hurricane Sandy up to the individual states affected.