Romney Uses Storm For Phony Photo Op
Mitt Romey made people wait an hour for him to show up, and then took goods the Red Cross said it doesn’t want. It is clear this is nothing more than a photo op.
It makes for a nice visual unless you realize that it was entirely staged to support Mitt Romney’s personal political ambitions. And in case you have any remaining doubts, keep in mind that the Red Cross doesn’t even want the stuff that Romney was urging people to donate…
The problem is simply logistics: in the midst of a disaster like Hurricane Sandy, the last thing the Red Cross wants is to sort through a hodge podge of donations and figure out where things should go. But cash donations don’t look as good on camera, so Romney asked for stuff that he thought would be more photogenic, even though it wasn’t the best way to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy—because this event was about him, not about them.