Hurricane Sandy may be gone. But she left behind more than a path of
death and destruction. She also left behind a powerful message: Beware
of Mitt Romney!
Indeed, more than anything else, the impact of Hurricane Sandy illustrates the central issue of this presidential campaign and the fundamental difference between Barack ObamaBarack ObamaPresident Obama should curb mass incarceration with clemency DNC applauds Obama investigation into Russian hacking Biden: Trump will not undo most climate change policies MORE and Mitt Romney.
It boils down to this: Obama believes there’s an important role for the federal government. Romney hates the federal government and believes everything is better handled by the states or private business.
On Medicaid, says Romney, give it to the states. Medicare? Give it to private insurance companies. Auto manufacturers? No federal help, let them go under. Roe v. Wade? Turn it back to the states. Healthcare, too. Let states decide. Some will offer it, some won’t. So what?
Hurricane Sandy provides the perfect ending to this presidential campaign, because nothing better illustrates how wrong the Tea Party and Mitt Romney are in their hatred for the federal government. And not just wrong. But dangerous.