Oliver Willis

Hurricane Gustav: The Response

Senator Obama will be using his e-mail list to bring in aid for those affected by Gustav:

Sen. Barack Obama announced that his campaign would mobilize supporters from his enormous e-mail list to send money or enlist as volunteers once the impact of Hurricane Gustav becomes apparent.

McCain, on the other hand, seems to look at Gustav as a campaign backdrop and not an impending national disaster. He and his entourage are planning to go into the storm zone, a move that will likely cause first responders and other authorities to have to deal with the McCain campaign’s logistics rather than the job of dealing with the hurricane.

Of course, Republican “leaders” using storm zones as window dressing is more of the same.