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Neighbors Growing Together | Nov 1, 2014

Obama a ‘true leader’ in wake of Sandy

By Vina Miller | Nov 01, 2012

To the editor:

In Richmond, Va., last week, Republican NJ Governor Chris Christie, surrogate of Mitt Romney who has been all over the talk shows disparaging President Obama, said of Obama, “He doesn’t know how to lead. He’s like a man, wandering around in a dark room, hand up against the wall clutching for the light switch of leadership and just can’t find it.” This past week, Obama had the integrity to be President to all the people, including this governor whose state was about to be devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Instead of playing politics, or punishing the ridiculous and continuous lies against him, Obama called Christie before the storm, and two times more that night, including at midnight, asked him if he needed anything, pushed through Disaster Relief status for the state cutting through the red tape and made sure Christie had his (Obama’s) direct phone number. They’re collaboration continues as they tour the state’s damage today.

Now Christie says the president’s response had been “outstanding,” said that all that the administration has been doing is “wonderful,” and said that “the president has been all over this and he deserves great credit.” When interviewed on Fox news he said the president had done a “great job for New Jersey”

and refused to have a photo op with his friend Mitt Romney in the devastated areas.

Now, Chris Christie can see through the rhetoric he’s been spewing to what’s been there all along. A president who is a true leader, with intelligence, management skills and most of all, integrity. Integrity that leads you to act on principle not on politics and who can be trusted at all times, not just when you are on his side.

 

— Vina Miller, Fairfield

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