Joe Scarborough devoted some time on "Morning Joe" to the Jersey Shore. (They are positioned in front of the Paramount Theater in Asbury Park). Six months ago Hurricane Sandy ripped through this area. This video reports on the slow-moving recovery efforts:
Great line in this next video by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie: "Presidential politics was not on my mind that day."
I wonder how much time Jon Meacham has spent in the working-class shore towns of Seaside Heights and Asbury Park? I respect Meacham's historical works on American religion, Andrew Jackson, and Thomas Jefferson, but how much does he know about the Jersey Shore?