has a great piece today about how Superstorm Sandy hasn't exactly shut down the presidential campaign,
but it has forced the candidates to change strategy in the final week.
Mitt Romney has cancelled campaign stops
and rebranded some rallies
as relief events. The president just delivered non-political remarks at Red Cross headquarters
in Washington. And surrogates are surely on their toes to avoid any overly political messaging while millions of people on the East Coast are waiting for their power to return
A former speechwriter for President George HW Bush told Politico
that she doesn't “think there are any points to be scored right now.”
That might be true, but both sides also want to avoid losing points with a major faux pas
The tone will change - but only very slightly - tomorrow when President Obama visits hurricane-stricken parts of New Jersey
with Republican Governor Chris Christie, who's been a harsh critic of the president. Don't expect either to say anything political. However, a photo opportunity of Obama working side-by-side with one of his biggest critics will be an image of bipartisanship that will be tough for Romney to match in the last week of the campaign.