24-Hour Dorman: Should McCain tour the flood zone?
Excerpted from this post at 24-Hour Dorman
... Now, to be fair, "some Cedar Rapids officials" apparently amounts to
Clancey and Rep. Kraig Paulsen, R-Hiawatha, who isn't grumbling as
much as he simply wishes McCain had time for a tour. Clancey is
referred to as a Republican, which is technically true, but she did
endorse Al Gore in 2000. She supported Hillary Clinton in the primary
race this year. Anyway, the question is, should McCain have scheduled
at least a short tour? I understand his time crunch, but the answer is
a clear yes. Can you imagine McCain dropping in for a campaign event
just outside Houston or New Orleans this week and skipping a damage
tour? Wouldn't happen, so why skip it here? Sure, McCain probably
won't even be around to vote on disaster relief. But he's still
sending a bad symbolic message.