Of course it does. Because the media will remind us over and over and over again. You think Mitt Romney and the GOP will get favorable coverage from the networks?
Well, look, there are folks with the Romney campaign who think, “Boy, Romney can’t catch a break.” Ever since he named Paul Ryan, got a little bit of momentum, after the Ryan pick, and then he’s disrupted by two storms — one, a political storm in Todd Akin which we just brought up, but now an actual storm. And when you think, as this storm moves to and closer to Louisiana, the specter, the sort of shadow of Bush and Katrina does hang over this convention. It is something organizers are concerned about.
And don’t be surprised if Tuesday gets changed again. They’ve already gotten rid of Monday, but they could change it again and have to squeeze it into some form of, say, two and a half days, Lester, basically, out of sensitivity.
They can’t win no matter what they do. They can cancel the entire convention and the networks will say they’re ashamed of Katrina’s legacy. They can proceed with business as usual and they’ll be accused of insensitivity. It doesn’t matter.
Here’s an idea: Barack Obama in his acceptance speech four years ago said he’s lower the sea levels. Doesn’t he have the power to simply command Hurricane Isaac to stop now?