Anyone who has read my blogs will know that I have no love for the GOP as it is presently configured. But there are those in the GOP who I do respect, because at times of national disaster they can put aside political differences for the sake of the country.

This is one of those times as New Jersey took to brunt of Hurricane Sandy as it came ashore in Atlantic city. Both Governor Christie and President Obama put aside their differences and are working together to overcome the devastation that has been wrought in the wake of the Hurricane.

As Governor Christie put in his own inimitable gruff, rough, straight from-the-shoulder way: “I have a job in New Jersey that is much bigger than presidential politics,” Gov. Chris Christie said on the show Fox & Friends. “I couldn’t care less about that.” 

Politicians and campaign staff on both sides should take those words to heart and reflect for a moment. The Nation will not thank you for trying to seek an advantage by using the storm as a political weapon.

As do so many people around the country, I have friends in those hardest hit areas of New Jersey and New York. Communication with them is spotty to say the least, but a text message from one of them this morning shows the spirit of those going through this disastrous storm. He wrote. “No power. Just cooked breakfast on the BBQ.”

To all those in harms way including my daughter in Chicago. Take care. Evacuate if you are told to and help each other no matter what your faith, political affiliations, race, or culture may be.

If we can come together in times like this, why can’t we come together all the time for the good of the country?