October 31, 2012 — Updated 1603 GMT:

CNN asks – Can elections be blown off course by natural disasters?

Quoting John T. Gasper, of the Carnegie Mellon University, CNN reports:

Gasper says Superstorm Sandy’s proximity to election day makes its impact more unpredictable – and that the fortunes of Romney and Obama are likely to be swayed more by how they are seen to respond to the crisis than by the realities of the situation.

“It’s a great PR event to show your constituents that you are there to help them,” he told CNN.

Though neither candidate wants to be seen playing politics with this storm, if there’s any advice for Obama and Romney in their final week, it’s surely: roll your sleeves up and smile for the camera.

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  1. Tommy says:

    Interesting read – I think the effect of Superstorm Sandy and Obama’s ‘Presidential’ fortitude over the past few days will do him more good than any campaign event. Romney remains as incoherent and irrelevant on yet another issue, as usual. Check my thoughts: http://goo.gl/FNOyM

    • lancemorcan says:

      As we say in The Ninth Orphan (The Orphan Trilogy, #1)…It’s the puppet masters who pull the strings. Some believe a US presidential election result hasn’t really mattered since the Kennedy era.

  2. lancemorcan says:

    Yep a superstorm is almost as good as a war for any president in a close election race. Max. exposure and guaranteed votes…as long as he doesn’t stuff up.

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