Hurricane Sandy is surely going to have some impact on next Tuesday’s presidential election – the question is what? twitter.com/MSmithsonPB/stâ€¦
— Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) October 30, 2012
You know what America *needs* right now? More blogposts assessing the political implications of #Sandy. Really, who gives a fuck about that?
— alexmassie (@alexmassie) October 30, 2012
CAN’T BELIEVE METOROLOGISTS USED MATH AND SCIENCE TO PREDICT THIS STORM. THEY MUST BE MAGIC WIZARDS.
— Nate Silver (@fivethirtyeight) October 30, 2012
Reminder: if any politician says this was “unexpected,” “didn’t see it coming,” THEY ARE LYING. Treat such statements as resignation letters
— Brendan Loy (@brendanloy) October 30, 2012
A very dangerous few days for Obama and Romney
The worst thing that could happen to either of them is that they do something that can be portrayed as them trying to exploit the crisis for political purposes.
Yet perceptions of how they approach what’s happened could be critical in determining this election which before the hurricane hit was on a knife-edge.
One immediate impact is that there will be fewer daily tracking polls. Several firms have suspended them so it’s going to be harder to spot any trends.
The betting has hardly moved although a lot of money continues to be wagered.
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