Hurricane Sandy devastated the Atlantic coastline. And yet it also presented an opportunity for both Democratic and Republican leaders to work together and support affected, struggling citizens, especially in the New Jersey – New York area. Particularly, President Barack Obama and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, despite their leadership roles in opposing political parties, made genuine efforts to combine forces to meet with residents who had been hit by the storm and help figure out strategies to improve their paths to recovery. However long the recovery phase may take for the residents hardest hit by the storm, political leadership transcended party affiliation and aided in pushing the process to rebuild in an efficient, positive direction.
– Christopher Chaulk