What is your opinion or factual addition to the descussion buzzing at work about how the hesitation on the crack down with the BP oil spill will inevidably add to the list of faults made by the President?
Do you think it will have an affect on his re-election campaign?
No, effect he wasn’t going to take the south to begin with and unless it’s still going in 2012 the state with the big votes will have completely forgotten and will be focused on whatever issue is at hand, which will most likely be something completely polarizing.
No, one of the major news-casts had an interview with one of the Parish Presidents and he was very positive on the response of the federal government AFTER the president’s visit last friday (may 28). As long as the appearance continues that the President is committed, suspect, as Stephen says, there will be bigger issues on the table at election time.
The key, for him, is to be perceived as being emotionally connected to this catastrophe, which may be challenging for his persona.