Romney leads from the front, Obama leads from behind

Playing follow the leader, President Barack Hussein Obama (D) made a last minute decision to visit Isaac stricken Louisiana after Mitt Romney (R) headed there immediately after the Republican convention. Even the British noticed as this report in their Daily Mail demonstrates. When Isaac first hit, Obama was campaigning in Iowa; he's now forced to sacrifice a visit to swing state Ohio because a storm had the nerve to disrupt his plans.

President Barack Obama was today forced to announce he will fly to storm-hit Louisiana on Monday - hours after Mitt Romney beat him to the punch by deciding to head there this afternoon.

After it emerged that Obama was still taking time to fit in a campaign stop in Cleveland, Ohio before checking out how clean-up operations are proceeding in the Bayou state, the Obama campaign abruptly cancelled that event.

'In light of the President's travel to Louisiana to meet with local officials and view ongoing response and recovery efforts to Hurricane Isaac, President Obama will no longer travel to Cleveland, Ohio on Monday, September 3,' the campaign said in a terse statement.

Romney had changed his schedule to head to an affected town outside New Orleans while Obama, who has yet to visit the Tropical Storm Isaac zone, headed off to Texas to campaign.