Obama, Gustav, and Ike: Viva la difference

Two weeks ago, the American people were praying for the people of New Orleans. John McCain and the Republicans were worrying how we could have a convention without looking disrespectful. Barack Obama and some of the Democrats were being respectful about the danger in New Orleans and the care that the Republicans had to take. (Don Fowler excepted of course)

Two weeks later, Barack Obama is going nuclear on John McCain while Hurricane Ike is hitting Houston. MSNBC referred to it as a "sustained assault."

What’s the difference?

He’s behind in polls. He’s been struck by Hurricane (Sarah) Palin. And he’s running out of time.

What a difference two weeks makes.