Pause in Campaigns for Storm
Both Presidential campaigns continued on hold while people start digging out from the destruction left behind by Hurricane Sandy. President Barack Obama cancelled his campaign rally Monday morning in Florida and since then has been taking care of issues related to the storm.
Obama said in a briefing on Monday that he had set aside all other issues to make sure the appropriate responses are made and with great swiftness for any matter that needed attention due to the storm.
With Obama returning to the White House it give him an appearance of being above politics only a week prior to the presidential election. He spent the entire down meeting with advisors and receiving numerous briefings on the storm.
The president said he was not worried about what impact his stopping his campaigning would have on the election outcome.
However, the campaigning waged on in Ohio where Joe Biden the Vice President attended a rally with former President Bill Clinton. Biden told supporters at the event that he knew they were expecting the real president, but he was busy doing the job he was elected to do and should do.
Most political observers believe Obama will spend the day on Tuesday talking about the storm and last night he had conversations with the New Jersey and New York governors and Michael Bloomberg the Mayor of New York City.
Romney canceled his campaign schedule for Monday and Tuesday. On Tuesday, he will attend an Ohio disaster relief event. He also received briefings from federal officials over the Hurricane.
Romney refrained from lashing out at the president while the storm was creating havoc on the East Coast.