Just a few days ago, I was so relieved and comforted to see Republican New Jersey Governor Christie and Democratic President Obama touring storm damaged areas and working together to help those in desperate need.
When Christie was asked by a new channel if Christie planned to also tour New Jersey with Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, this is what Christie had to say…
“I have no idea nor am I the least bit concerned or interested. I have a job to do. I have 2.4 million people out of power, I have devastation on the shore, I’ve got floods in the Northern part of my state. If you think right now, I give a damn about Presidential politics, then you don’t know me.”
Wow. That’s what leaders are supposed to be about – putting aside politics and actually remembering what they were elected to do.
I don’t really care who you are voting for on Tuesday. Well, I do but this post is not about the election. It’s about what each of us can do. Right now. For the people who are devastated by Hurricane Sandy. If you live in storm damaged areas, do what you can to help out your friends, your neighbors, and those you don’t even know.
If you live elsewhere, consider a donation to The Red Cross. (The organization has been criticized for not acting quickly enough in Staten Island but officials insist they are stretched thin and relief workers are now on the ground there.)
So please do something. Because even though a Presidential election is only a few days away, we aren’t really Republicans. Or Democrats.
We are Americans. And we know how to rebuild and begin again.