New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is giving his vote to President Barack Obama on Election Day.
With people heading to polls to cast their ballot on Tuesday, Michael announced that he is endorsing Barack’s re-election over GOP Mitt Romney. Citing the president handling of Hurricane Sandy and his efforts to manage climate change.
"We need leadership from the White House, and over the past four years, President Barack Obama has taken major steps to reduce our carbon consumption," Michael said in an online opinion piece.
In Michael’s opinion, Mitt is "good man" but he does not agree with the Republican nominees policies anymore."If the 1994 or 2003 version of Mitt Romney were running for president," Michael wrote, "I may well have voted for him because, like so many other independents, I have found the past four years to be, in a word, disappointing."
The New York mayor pointed at this week’s disaster as a prime example of how Mitt’s plan for the nation as far as the environment is concerned is flat out wrong in his opinion.
"Our climate is changing," Michael stated. "And while the increase in extreme weather we have experienced in New York City and around the world may or may not be the result of it, the risk that it might be—given this week’s devastation—should compel all elected leaders to take immediate action." He added, “I want our president to place scientific evidence and risk management above electoral politics."
It’s unclear whether the mayor’s support will mean much to the overall results of the election. However, it should be noted that Mayor Bloomberg didn’t endorse either candidate in the 2008 election, but he did support George W. Bush’s re-election in 2004.
Barack also got props from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, whom some in the GOP had hoped would run for president. Chris, one of the president’s critics, praised President Obama for their "great working relationship" in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, which left parts of New Jersey devastated.
Chris added that the president "sprung into action" when his country was in trouble. Ultimately the New Jersey governor took politics out of the equation when it comes to the relief effort, stating, "When it comes to getting things done, I don’t care what party somebody’s in."
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