Take Two for October 29, 2012

Will Hurricane Sandy have an impact on the upcoming election?

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US President Barack Obama steps off Air Force One October 29, 2012 upon arrival at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. Obama cancelled his appearance at a campaign rally in Orlando, Florida and returned early to Washington, DC to monitor response to Hurricane Sandy. Much of the eastern United States was in lockdown mode October 29, 2012 awaiting the arrival of a hurricane dubbed 'Frankenstorm' that threatened to wreak havoc on the area with storm surges, driving rain and devastating winds.

President Obama cancelled his campaign plans because of the storm, he was expected to attend events with former President Bill Clinton in Florida and Ohio today. Instead, Mr. Clinton will appear with Vice President Biden.

Meanwhile, the Romney campaign is sticking to their schedule, with appearances today in Ohio, Iowa and Wisconsin. but the election may be just about the last thing on the minds of millions of people dealing with the approach of Hurricane Sandy.

The coming superstorm presents both some pitfalls and some opportunities for the candidates. Molly Ball, political reporter for The Atlantic, joins the show.

 


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