I’m of the opinion that the media/political overreaction to the gulf oil spill will, ultimately, have had a bigger impact on the gulf region economically than the oil spill itself. Obama may be cognizant of that, which is why during his family’s 27 hour “vacation” (more like photo-op) to the gulf he told Americans that they should help the region out by visiting.
Barack Obama says the Gulf environment will be restored “no matter how long it takes”.
President Obama has urged Americans to “come on down and visit” Florida to help revive the economy stricken by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Mr Obama said oil was no longer flowing into the Gulf but “our job is not finished and we are not going anywhere until it is.”
The president is visiting Florida with his wife and elder daughter.
If Obama really cared about the gulf region, wouldn’t he be spending more than 27 hours there before going up to Martha’s Vineyard? Might not his wife have taken her recent vacation there instead of taking a taxpayer-financed flight and security detail all the way across the Atlantic?