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Romney Views Isaac Damage

In a quick change of scenery, Mitt Romney spent the day after his acceptance of  the GOP’s nomination touring Louisiana to view Hurricane Isaac’s damage. Romney met with local residents who have been affected, along with Gov. Bobby Jindal. The visit drew some ire from Democrats, who say VP pick Paul Ryan blocked disaster-relief funds just last fall. “It is the height of hypocrisy for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan to make a pretense of showing sympathy for the victims of Hurricane Isaac when their policies would leave those affected by this disaster stranded and on their own,’’ said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in a statement. President Obama has canceled one appearance on his reelection campaign tour in order to visit the damaged region Monday.

August 31, 2012 10:17 PM