Originally Posted by PisnNapalm
Just me talking but... I never quite understood why it was so important for the president to be seen visiting a disaster area. It's just a photo op.
For the most part I tend to agree with you. I never understood the "need" to have the sitting President go to every disaster area.
Now, 9/11 or Pearl Harbor, which were attacks from foreign enemies on US soil, that I can understand as requiring a visit from the President. But natural disasters? Without minimizing the impact that occurs with loss of lives and property during a lot of these, I don't necessarily agree that the Pres should be jumping in the plane to make a visit each time one of these occur. That is what the state's Governor should do with an acknowledging nod from the Pres from afar.