I think, regardless of your ideological bent, you can appreciate the tough spot that Mitt Romney finds himself in today.
It's one week till Election Day, and he's trailing slightly in the most crucial states, and suddenly a storm hits and now — not only can he not campaign for fear of looking insensitive, but the President gets to go on television and look presidential in a time of emergency while being lavished with bipartisan praise for the job he and the federal government are doing. A job which, it might be worth mentioning, Romney has gone on record as saying, a president and the federal government should not do. So, yeah, tough spot to be in.
So, what do you do? Well, there's not much to do. But, you've got to do something. And this is probably it…
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan scheduled "storm relief" events Tuesday after previously canceling planned campaign rallies.
Romney will attend an event in Kettering, Ohio, Tuesday morning with race car driver Richard Petty and country music artist Randy Owen. He had previously scheduled a campaign rally at the same site with Petty, Owen and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Tuesday afternoon, but later scrapped the campaign events out of deference to those in the path of Hurricane Sandy.
The Romney campaign did not advise what the event would entail, but a Republican source indicated attendees would be asked to bring disaster relief supplies to the event, and that Romney might give brief remarks.
Besides that, I guess just batten down the hatches, hunker down and hope this all blows over soon enough that you can get back out there on the campaign trail as soon as possible.
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