Dubya visited Florida today. And rightfully so. Bush said yesterday, “Tomorrow I’m going to travel down to Florida to visit with those whose lives were hurt by Hurricane Charley…I wanted them to know that our federal government is responding quickly to provide aid.”
Kerry didn’t and won’t. It was reported “he decided against going to Florida because he didn’t want to cause a distraction. Instead, Kerry said he has instructed his Florida staff to provide food, clothing, shelter or other assistance.” Right or wrong, I’m not sure some Floridians will appreciate that.
It’s easier for a lot of people to support people who show they care by showing up. It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out…If it’s a factor at all.