Is Sandy the Real October Surprise?
And just who will be surprised?
Nobody expected the last days of the campaign to be impacted by anything but a man made October surprise – and there were many of those predicted. Donald Trump tried one on President Barack Obama last week, and that appears to have fallen flat. Attorney Gloria Allred has been hinting at one for Gov. Mitt Romney in recent days, but nobody appears to be very interested in that either.
But Hurricane Sandy, now that was a surprise that nobody was expecting.
As everybody hunkers down to withstand what is being described as “the storm of the century,” media outlets such as Bloomberg Business Week have been speculating on just how much of an impact the storm will have on the election and the two campaigns.
While obviously the most critical issue is the safety of the people in the eye of the storm, both Obama and Romney are going to have to work through it and still keep some focus on the election. While Obama is likely to get some benefit by being the president in a time of crisis, it could also give Romney an edge. He is able to spend more time other swing states while the president is sidelined with the job of being president. Voter turnout could also be an issue, but for whom?
So which candidate do you think is most likely to be impacted by what has been described as “the perfect storm.” Perfect for whom?