October 30, 2012

Pic of the Day: Romney's Hurricane Sandy Non-Political Political Event

Romney campaigning Hurricane relief

This really captures it, doesn’t it? It’s Romney mixing campaigning with hurricane relief on a day that he pledged would exclude the former. (According to the picture, in fact, it appears the emphasis is actually going the other way.)

Felicia Sonmez, who broke the Ryan soup kitchen story, sketches out the hypocrisy in her post this morning: Romney Ohio campaign event turns into storm relief effort. My favorite part is where Romney quips how the canned goods donation is the cover charge to hear Randy Owen.

Besides still another insightful image from Charles Dharapak, Stephen Crowley was understandably drawn to the same irony, the Times article raising similar questions about Romney’s non-political political day.

Crowley Romney Hurricane Sandy

In any case, it seems Romney has come a long way in terms of raising his donation, relief and food bank chops.

(photo: Charles Dharapak/#APontheTrail – Instagram)

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