As we enter the last week of this crazy presidential election cycle—on the cusp of Halloween-America finds itself possibly facing some really disturbing outcomes…some more monstrous than others. Added into the mix is a really unexpected ‘October Surprise’ wild card…Mother Nature, in the form of Hurricane Sandy, one of the largest storms ever to hit so late in a calendar year.
As reported this morning by politico.com, there are four “freak” scenarios, which would present all sorts of controversy and—perhaps—make political history in 2012. While most nationwide polls are showing that the race is either ‘neck-and-neck’ or with Romney or Obama holding narrow leads, it appears that the Romney ‘momittum’ has stalled out, so that neither candidate is yet assured of amassing over 50% of the popular vote, while a very small sliver of voters has still not made up their minds.
With Hurricane Sandy bearing down on the East Coast, the campaigns are treading ever so lightly on the trail, while millions of Americans may soon be treading water from the storm surge. President Obama cancelled a scheduled campaign event in critical swing-state Florida, to return to Washington and oversee FEMA’s preparations and response to the coming storm, leaving former president Bill Clinton, his most powerful surrogate, to carry on there in his behalf.
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