Now that Hurricane Isaac is in the history books, The Weather Channel, America’s top weather related website, posted a photo essay of the damage left by the storm. The photos depict flooding, destroyed homes, aggrieved residents and there’s also a photo of the visit by President Obama. But one thing there isn’t is any photo of GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s visit to the Gulf Coast.
The photo essay, titled Isaac Photos: Gulf Coast, does rip your heart out. Seeing all the devastation and seeing the poor homeowners whose lives have been so badly affected by storm Isaac is certainly filled with emotion.
This storm drew sympathy from the nation and the attention of first responders and news folk alike, but it also drew visits by both candidates vying for the White House… not that you’d know that from The Weather Channel’s coverage.
In the first half of its photo collection the Weather Channel does feature a photo of President Obama’s visit on Monday, Sept. 3, a week after Isaac first made landfall.
But there isn’t a single photo or a mention that Mitt Romney also visited the area on August 31, days before Obama made his trip.
Curiously, there is also no mention of the fact that Obama’s visit was born of a last second schedule change. Originally Obama was supposed to be at several fundraisers but abruptly changed his plans when it was discovered that Romney was visiting the hard hit region.