Actions speak louder than words. President Obama comforting a woman whose business was destroyed by the sheer force of Hurricane Sandy which swept through New Jersey. Political differences set aside, one of the President's fiercest critics, Republican Governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, walked Barack Obama through some of the devastation, to introduce him to countless others whose lives have been changed forever by the super storm's ferocity. More than 60 people died during the havoc that was wrecked across the North East coast of America over two days.
"Our hearts go out to the families who have lost loved ones. It is true that because of some good preparation, the loss of life was kept lower than it might have been but for those individual families, obviously their world has been torn apart, and we need to make sure that everybody who has lost a loved one knows they are in our thoughts and prayers, and I speak for the whole country there."
I do not want anybody to feel that somehow this is all going to be cleaned up overnight, we want to make sure people have realistic expectations, but what I can promise you is the federal government will be working as closely as possible with the state and local officials and we will not quit until this is done.
Words of hope from the President there, in terms of the clean-up. And as he gets back on the campaign trail today in Nevada and Colorado, eight out of ten voters in a Washington Post/ABC poll gave Barack Obama an excellent or good rating for his handling of this crisis.
Written and presented by Marverine Cole