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The President Barack Obama came to New Jersey on Wednesday to see what’s left of it, what is left of boardwalks as famous as there are in this world, what is left of Atlantic City and Spring Lakeland and all the other places from Jersey on up that Hurricane Sandy leveled.
“The entire country has been watching what’s been happening; everybody knows how hard Jersey has been hit.” Said President Obama.
He spoke over the federal efforts that would focus primarily on New Jersey, New York state, Connecticut and West Virginia urging people to immediately start registering for emergency assistance.
“We are here for you, and we will not forget, we will follow up … until you rebuild. We will not quit until this is done. … We are not going to tolerate red tape.” the president said. Christie praised Obama for his response.
The Obama and Romney campaigns now face the task of refocusing the public to the election as millions of potential voters deal with loss from the super storm that tore apart the East Coast and beyond.
Though Obama briefly suspended official campaign events, his tour of heavily impacted parts of New Jersey will more than likely attract the most voter attention and provide an opportunity for him to highlight his abilities as commander in chief and improve relief efforts to the area with six days remaining before Election Day.
“If I was the governor of the state of New Jersey, I would want the president of the United States here. I would want to tell him what I need. I would want to ask him what he’s going to do for me on behalf of the nearly 9 million people in the state. That was the right thing to do.” Said New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez.