Obama has no real role to play here, at least not at this point, but he can't afford to be seen grubbing for money and votes in Miami as Sandy pummels the northeast. Of course he'll try to convert it into a staged, camera-ready image of a dedicated, overburdened leader working himself half to death for the suffering people. Any politician would, and he always has seized those opportunities more energetically than most. This return to DC is an interruption to his campaign, one he didn't want right now, but there it is. He'll make the most of it, and no doubt he's grateful that it knocks Benghazi out of the headlines and will bring additional opportunities for him to helicopter into carefully selected scenes of devastation for more photo ops in a couple of days.