Hurricane Sandy, in its wake, turned the lives of many for worse. However, somehow, it brought something good to the president, particularly, to his second bid to presidency.
Recently, Michael Bloomberg, New York City’s mayor, endorsed President Obama for another term. He made the endorsement in an op-ed article for Bloomberg View. And as the report from nytimes.com related, it was the devastation of monster storm Sandy that got him to pick Obama over Romney.
As the mayor believed, climate change contributed big to the violent storm which took 38 lives in New York alone. And between the Republican candidate and Democrat runner, he deemed that the latter can better address the problem about it as he cited along with his endorsement the steps that the president took the previous years to tackle issues about climate change.
However, apart from the “green” steps of the president, the report also shared that Mr. Bloomberg also enumerated other reasons why he made the endorsement. And among those other reasons, the president’s support for same-sex marriage was particularly cited.
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“In a surprise announcement, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said Thursday that Hurricane Sandy had reshaped his thinking about the presidential campaign and that as a result he was endorsing President Obama.
Mr. Bloomberg, a political independent in his third term leading New York City, has been sharply critical of both Mr. Obama, a Democrat, and Mitt Romney, the president’s Republican rival, saying that both men have failed to candidly confront the problems afflicting the nation. But he said he had decided over the past several days that Mr. Obama was the best candidate to tackle the global climate change that the mayor believes contributed to the violent storm, which took the lives of at least 38 New Yorkers and caused billions of dollars in damage.”
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The surprise endorsement of President Obama by Bloomberg simply showed that Hurricane Sandy surely influenced the campaign for the presidential race. And given that the two major candidates are in a tight race, the said recent endorsement surely was a big gain for the president.
Who knows, it could be the thing that will get him to win. What Do You Think?