October 30th, 2012
09:21 PM ET

The politics of Sandy: Key Romney surrogate praises Obama for quick response to storm

It is one week until Election Day, and the impact of "Superstorm" Sandy could wreak havoc on the this neck and neck presidential race. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie praised President Barack Obama for acting quickly on storm relief.

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"I have to say the administration, the President himself and FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate have been outstanding with us so far. We have a great partnership with them, and I want to thank the President personally for his personal attention to this, " said Gov. Christie.

Can Christie comments impact this already tight race?

OutFront tonight: CNN Contributors John Avlon, Reihan Salam, and Democratic Strategist Mo Elleithee.

Looking presidential: The optics of leadership during a disaster

As Sandy took aim at the East Coast, President Barack Obama discarded campaign events in Florida and Virginia to return to Washington and address the storm from the White House.

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Mitt Romney adjusted his schedule to hit the battleground state of Ohio and direct campaign resources in Virginia and New Hampshire to focus on storm relief.

Romney on storm aftermath: 'People are hurting'

The candidates sought to balance the real threat of a killer storm against the need to squeeze out any last-minute advantages in battleground states ahead of next Tuesday's vote.

For the next few days, routine campaigning may be put on the shelf. This week, it may all be about who can behave the most presidential.


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soundoff (One Response)
  1. Joey at Purdue Univ

    Heaven help the old guard if he & Cory Booker were to form a nonpartisan Jersey ticket. Politicians who say what they feel & mean what they say, how great would that be?

    October 31, 2012 at 8:01 am | Reply

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