“…Obama has to let people know what’s being done, what will be done, and that he takes this personally. He needs to express, perhaps as only he can, that the federal government gets it. He gets the plight of the fishermen, the restaurants, the waiters, the taxi drivers — the economic ripple effect and the environmental tide of disaster.
This is a visual and visceral crisis. If he handles it right, it will be known as a sign of Obama’s competence. Obama can’t split the sea, but he must help to plug the Gulf.”