Amid disastrous super storm Sandy, both candidates are trying hard to overcome the disruption so they can get back on the campaign trail. However, one misstep might dampen all of their efforts, so Obama and Romney are careful in deciding the right time to restart their campaigns.
Initially both Gail Gitcho wrote in an email to reporters. "We are also canceling all events currently scheduled for both Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan on Tuesday."and VP nominee, announced rescheduling their campaign events in the wake of Sandy. "Out of sensitivity for the millions of Americans in the path of Hurricane Sandy, we are canceling tonight's events with Governor Romney in Wisconsin and Congressman Ryan in Melbourne and Lakeland, Florida," Romney’s communication director,
By Tuesday, however, GOP campaign was back on track in a number of crucial swing states including Ohio and Iowa.
Romney converted his political rally into a storm relief event in Kettering, Ohio with the same celebrities, NASCAR driver, Christie told "CBS This Morning." ''He deserves great credit."and country music singer, and asking supporters to bring food donations. Obama on the other hand spoke with New York Gov. and New Jersey Gov. as he was kept updated throughout the night on the disaster situation in both states. "Cooperation from the president of the United States has been outstanding,"
The president also spoke with the mayors of New York, New Jersey and Newark to offer federal assistance to local efforts in the storm hit areas. The storm halted the presidential campaigns as it whipped its way through the battleground states like, North Carolina, Virginia and New Hampshire.
Obama has skipped the battle states for a third straight day to visit victims of Hurricane Sandy and state that his presidential duties are more important than campaigning for re-election. Obama also visited Red Cross national headquarters to encourage aid workers and sympathize with the storm victims.
However, in such a closely fought battle, neither Obama nor Romney can afford to waste any more time out of the spot light. Ryan returned to his regular schedule on Wednesday, and a political rally in Des Moines, Iowa, went as planned Tuesday night, with Ann Romney speaking in her husband’s place. In Florida that is left largely spared by Sandy Romney has scheduled three full-blown events in the state, without risking appearing insensitive.