Sandy is about to blow away – literally – everything we think we know about this presidential election. Soon it will all be up in the air – or under water.
There is no way to exaggerate the impact of a storm that covers 500 miles, hits 50 million people and lasts for days.
Should President Obama cancel every campaign event and focus totally on recovery? Should Romney keep campaigning? If not, what should he do? Do you pull all your ads? Does a negative ad backfire now? Is anybody paying attention? Will the storm wash out the vaunted Obama ground game? Will people even be able to vote?
What about voters’ psychology? Will they now want a corporate turnaround artist and Olympics-saver? Or will they wonder again whether Romney understands and cares about real people in real trouble?
Apropos of that, my friend Reid Overcash passed this along from the fake Twitter account #RomneyStormTips: “Everyone in the path of the hurricane should head to their second or third home to safety.”