Here’s how a pool reporter described the scene in Ohio, where Romney organized a Sandy relief effort:
“TV pool asked Romney at least five times whether he would eliminate FEMA as president/what he would do with FEMA. He ignored the qs but they are audible on cam.
“‘Gov are you going to eliminate FEMA?’ a print pooler shouted, receiving no response.
“Wire reporters asked more questions about FEMA that were ignored.
“Romney kept coming over near pool to pick up more water. He ignored these questions:
“‘Gov you’ve been asked 14 times, why are you refusing to answer the question?’”
That led to headlines like: “Mitt Romney Refuses to Talk About FEMA After Hurricane Sandy Event” and “Romney Faces Scrutiny on Aid in Storm’s Wake.”