WASHINGTON -- In the fall of 2008, a crisis in downtown Manhattan allowed Sen. Barack Obama to demonstrate leadership skills that helped propel him to the presidency. Four years later, another crisis there is offering him the opportunity to close the deal on a second term.
Time is not all that separates the collapse of the financial markets and the destructive force of Hurricane Sandy, which hit New York City this past Monday. The longterm social, economic and environmental impacts of the events differ vastly as well.
But for Obama, the two crises are bookends to his first term in office, each providing him a public stage on which to demonstrate the brand of practical, results-oriented politics that he preaches but has, occasionally, found difficult to execute.
For Obama, A First Term Bookended By Crises In New York (HuffPost's Sam Stein and Sabrina Siddiqui)
HURRICANE SANDY FALSE FLAG
As Hurricane Sandy heads toward land on the East Coast, the storm and its aftermath could lend an interesting twist to the upcoming general election–call it the “October surprise”– as some power outages could last into Election Day.
Video 1: The Military's Mystery Machine - Haarp Weather Modification Technology
Video 2: HAARP - History Channel Documentry Part 1
Obama’s October Surprise – Creating and Steering Hurricane Sandy
|Sea-Based X-Band Radar (SBX) departs Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, March 31, 2006|
after its exterior was repainted with US Navy ship camouflage colors