I think it’s likely over, but as Glenn would advise- don’t get cocky.
Coming off a terrific Republican National Convention Mitt Romney decided to visit New Orleans, which is suffering the aftereffects of Hurricane Isaac.
LAKELAND, Fla. — In a last-minute change of plans, Mitt Romney will head to visit storm-affected areas in New Orleans today, skipping a previously scheduled joint rally with running mate Paul Ryan in the battleground state of Virginia this afternoon.
A Romney aide told ABC News that Romney will “join Gov. Jindal and will meet with first responders, thank them for their work and see areas impacted by the storm in LaFitte, La.”
Jindal cancelled his plans earlier this week to attend the Republican National Convention after Hurricane Isaac moved up the Gulf Coast and wreaked damage across Louisiana. Two deaths have been reported in Louisiana as a result of the storm and widespread damage and flooding. The storm hit on the seven-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
Obama at first had no plans to visit New Orleans
Obama campaign spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki told POLITICO earlier Friday that the president had no plans yet to visit the Gulf state and review damage from Hurricane Isaac, even though Mitt Romney announced plans to visit Friday.
But Romney sprung the trap
President Barack Obama was today forced to announce he will fly to storm-hit Louisiana on Monday – hours after Mitt Romney beat him to the punch by deciding to head there this afternoon.
After it emerged that Obama was still taking time to fit in a campaign stop in Cleveland, Ohio before checking out how clean-up operations are proceeding in the Bayou state, the Obama campaign abruptly cancelled that event.
The White House scrambled and sputtered something about Obama having plans to visit New Orleans before Romney did but they were kept a national secret. Not even the campaign spokeswoman knew about them.
The First lady acknowledged the damage done to New Orleans by appearing on “Late Show with David Letterman,” “Dr. Oz,” and “Rachael Ray.” She did her part.
If you think Obama had plans to go to New Orleans you’re goofy.
If you think Romney suddenly “changed” his plans to visit New Orleans I have some oceanfront property in Kansas I want to sell to you.
Obama is now following from behind and that’s likely to continue right through November. Mitt Romney now has full access to his party’s campaign money and he will make excellent use of it.
Our President is going to learn just how intelligent Mitt Romney is. Obama had better buckle up. It’s going to be a bumpy ride.
And just for fun