"Obama Offers Reassurance To Hurricane Victims"

"CHARLOTTE, N.C. — President Obama consoled victims of Hurricane Isaac along the Gulf Coast on Monday and said officials from all levels of government will do everything they can to assess the damage from the storm and figure out how to help.

At times like these, 'nobody’s a Democrat or a Republican, we’re all just Americans looking out for one another,' the president said after inspecting damage inflicted by the storm and hugging some of its victims.

He was flanked by local and state officials of both parties as he spoke.

Obama’s trip to La Place, La., was a televised interlude in the rough and tumble of the political campaign, four days after Mitt Romney accepted his party’s presidential nomination at the GOP Convention in Tampa, Fla., and three days before the president is nominated by Democratic delegates in Charlotte."

Cain Burdeau reports for the Associated Press September 4, 2012.


"Hurricane Isaac Disaster Brings Obama, Mitt Romney To Gulf Coast" (AP)

"Obama Pledges Help for Hurricane Victims Outside New Orleans" (ENS)

"Obama Speaks After Touring Hurricane Isaac Damage On Gulf Coast" (Reuters)

"Obama Meets With Hurricane Isaac Flood Victims" (Los Angeles Times)

"Obama: Help Is on  the Way To Hurricane Zone" (AP)

"Obama Makes Detour to Visit Hurricane Site" (New York Times)

Source: AP, 09/04/2012