October 28th, 2012
05:27 PM ET
10 years ago

Sandy disrupts campaigns; impact on race too early to tell

Washington (CNN) - The massive hurricane barreling toward the East Coast has both presidential campaigns throwing out their fourth-quarter playbooks, canceling events in the storm's track and attempting to balance last-minute intensity with a show of compassion for people whose lives could be upended.

On Sunday, politicos from both sides said it was still too early to tell how the storm would affect the race, but that access to voting centers would be a concern if effects from the storm persist until Election Day.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    If there's not a storm in your life today surely there's one on it's way if you vote for Romney. Vote Obama, he's proven to weather all the storms we've faced; the war in Iraq, Afghan, Osama bin Laden, equality for all people, jobs, the economy, homes, equal pay for women, healthcare for all Americans regardless of illness, social security/medicare solvency, the name calling and disrespect and many more, despite any help from Republicans, President Obama has weathered the storm for all the American people because he loves and believes in us.

    October 28, 2012 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  2. Griff.

    "Yes! There's a storm hitting the east coast, and it's called "Romsneezier, and it's gonna blow Obama out of Washington!!"

    October 28, 2012 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  3. Ed1

    This is a pretty easy election elect Obama to another four years and you will see this Country torn apart and if you elect Mitt you will see sun shine at the end of the tunnel not another train wreck like you would if you elect Obama.

    You need to look at our Country and not race and class warfare like Obama and his buddies are doing now.

    You could tax the 1% at 100% of their income and it wouldn't even put a dent in our 16 trillion dollars overspend just wake up. Obama said tax the rich a little more and I say tax a little less and see jobs grow. The math Obama and Clinton uses doesn't add up.

    October 28, 2012 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  4. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Weather has always played a role in every election.

    October 28, 2012 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  5. LIP

    oh look, it's Candy, the other opponent that stood against Romney during the second debate.

    October 28, 2012 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  6. Facts don't Lie

    somehow I think the most important thing will be the impact of this storm on human life and property in that order. I hope neither Obama nor Romney, the DNC or RNC try to make any type of political hay out of this. But I'm sure some in the media will anyway.

    October 28, 2012 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  7. Morning1Su,

    America, please don't forget who is watching over us; our dear Lord in Heaven. I can tell you this, He admires those who put themselves last, so that others may live and thrive. He cherishes brave, honest men and women, who are trustworthy and stands by their word. Selfless and constantly helping others who needs his care. There is no reason that President Obama needs to campaign that hard for voters who have forgotten and don't ahppreciate all that he has done for us. Why would anyone go through another four years with the Republicans being so cruel to him. The President is a rich man, he can just walk away. Instead, he fights so hard to stay in his job because he cares for the 47% who will suffer if he doesn't come back into office. Mitt Romney is a cruel, deceitful man without honor. Money and power drives him to lie, cheat and steal to become president. America don't make a mistake you will regret in the future. Things are getting better. Let us move forward not backward. Follow President Obama. He is leading us on the right path. Follow him.

    October 28, 2012 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  8. Marry

    It would be a nice break from seeing Romney and Ryan lie in person! And from CNN not doing its job to go after all this misleading nonsense!

    October 29, 2012 04:08 am at 4:08 am |