Romney Campaign Aids Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort

Here are more details on the Romney campaign using its resources to assist states with relief efforts from the hurricane:

With eight days remaining until Election Day and a major storm slamming the East Coast, Romney is putting some of his resources onto preparation and relief efforts. President Barack Obama, meanwhile, canceled Monday and Tuesday campaign events and returned to the White House to monitor the storm and federal government response…The campaign is loading supplies into a campaign bus for delivery in Virginia. In Virginia, North Carolina, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania – all battleground states in the presidential campaign and all expected to be impacted by this storm – Team Romney is collecting supplies at their campaign offices for local relief efforts.

Here is a link to the Romney campaign offices in Virginia where relief supplies can be donated.  At the bottom there is a button to see additional Virginia offices near you.

45 Comments

  1. No Tribe
    Posted October 29, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Well, I live in Virginia and it just seems like a regular rain storm to me. This has got to be the most hyped storm in the history of the US.

    • MichaelG
      Posted October 29, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Yep, I used to live in Florida and anything less than category 2 is no big deal at all. Category 3+ is when it gets bad.

    • fab4gal
      Posted October 29, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Permalink | Reply

      It’s all because New York is being hit and the media is all based there. They always act like it’s Armageddon when any weather happens in NY, even though you get days and days and days warning with a hurricane.
      ~ Brittany

      • Posted October 29, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

        I just burst out laughing because my father texted me with: “Did you know New York has a storm????” I responded with “Nooo, really??” Funny stuff.
        ~ Brittany

    • AC
      Posted October 29, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Fyi, Romney and Ryan have cancelled their events for Monday evening and all-day Tuesday.
      http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/2012/10/romney-ryan-cancel-campaign-events-during-sandy-147591.html

  2. Philanthropic_Extortinist
    Posted October 29, 2012 at 1:55 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I have nothing to contribute to this story, but I hate being buried in the comments section.

    Keith, this site rocks. Your analysis is well thought out and presented clearly. Great job! P.S.- The trolls are lurking on the periphery.

    • William Jefferson
      Posted October 29, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Permalink | Reply

      “but I hate being buried in the comments section.”

      lol

    • Posted October 29, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Thanks PE. The trolls are a sign of success … that’s why I keep them around 🙂

      • Philanthropic_Extortinist
        Posted October 29, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

        I love the glass half full approach…which is why I also love the idea of Bill “the economy isn’t fixed yet” Clinton coming to my homestate of MN. The fact this state is beginning to trend GOP is amazing; it’s like living among rhetoric robots up here.

  3. zang
    Posted October 29, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Since this is a political blog… any thoughts about the political impact of this? Read that Romney just cancelled all events through Wednesday. Meanwhile, Obama will continue to appear on TV as “the president.”

    • No Tribe
      Posted October 29, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Well, I don’t understand why they would say Joe Biden is going to have a campaign stop in Scranton yesterday, on Tuesday, other than to cancel it to show concern. That’s a lot of what is going on here. Obviously, its a bit of a gambit by the President. As I mentioned in the previous thread, it’s similar to McCain’s move to suspend his campaign, and go for a re-set. Obama trumped that, with the help of the media. Now, Romney isn’t going to be able to Trump Obama’s suspension, because the media is looking for an excuse to go after him hard right now.

      Since Romney is ahead, he doesn’t have to stick his neck out and be different than Obama. In fact, he can just ride this out for a couple of days. Tuesday is going to be really messy, with the coastal hit in the morning. No reason to be campaigning on that day.

    • AC
      Posted October 29, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Definitely a good idea for Romney to stop campaigning. Doesn’t want to give the Mainstream Media any reason to attack him. However, it’s too bad that Romney hasn’t been able to visit Virginia and Wisconsin like he intended.

  4. John
    Posted October 29, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Obama admin asked if they are considering rescheduling election day (no kidding): http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/331954/election-day-air-eliana-johnson

    If they do, it’s time to take to the streets folks. They would probably post-pone it for about four years 🙂

    • No Tribe
      Posted October 29, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Don’t worry, that’s a foolish reporter. Only Congress can do it and they won’t.

      • fab4gal
        Posted October 29, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Permalink

        Oh thank the Lord that only Congress can do it. I can’t tell you how much relief that one sentence from you brought me, No Tribe! Phew…
        ~ Brittany

    • Philanthropic_Extortinist
      Posted October 29, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Permalink | Reply

      There is one time an election was postponed. It was 9/11/2001. There were elections taking place in NY on this notoriuos day. So there is a precendent in place, but only on a local level. Granted, this was a very special circumstance. These Chicago types are a little wacky though, so who knows what type of crap they might try.

  5. zang
    Posted October 29, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Pew: 47, 47… http://www.people-press.org/files/legacy-pdf/10-29-12%20FINAL%20Political%20Release.pdf

    • No Tribe
      Posted October 29, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Permalink | Reply

      It’s gonna be a rout. Pew has Independents going from +8% to Obama from ’08 to +8% Romney in the LV model for ’12.

      • zang
        Posted October 29, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

        I must be bad at math (like Obama). Pew shows an even party split, indies going for Romney by 8, but overall tied at 47-47?

      • No Tribe
        Posted October 29, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Permalink

        Romney went from a 4% lead among Independents in their last poll, which showed him leading by 4% to leading Independents by 8% in this poll, which has it tied up at 47%

        Points to inflating the D in DRI even higher.

      • No Tribe
        Posted October 29, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

        Oh, I see what they did. They lowered the white turnout to just 68% which is the ultra-extreme Obama projection.

      • No Tribe
        Posted October 29, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

        No, was reading it wrong. It’s not he myth of low white voter turnout expectations. It’s gotta be the DRI, but they don’t spell it out, so you’d have to math it out… Since Romney went +4 to +8 among Independents, that’s all I need to know to move on. Pew has a pretty horrible recent record, though they did pretty well in the ’90’s.

      • No Tribe
        Posted October 29, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

        They do break out the white voters, so this will likely get widely dissected by liberals to figure out why there are so many racists voting against Obama! He’s at a dangerous 37%

        RCP: The white margin to watch: 61-39. That’s the rough break-even point. Obama likely needs more than 39 percent of whites to assure re-election. Romney likely needs at least 61 percent of whites to assure Obama’s defeat (or 60.5 in some scenarios). These are estimates based on an electorate that matches the diversity of 2008 or is slightly less white. It presumes the Electoral College outcome does not diverge from the winner of the popular vote (loose talk aside, it’s only happened four times in U.S. history).

        Thus, Obama can do a little worse than Dukakis, and Romney must perform a little better than Bush circa 1988. Whites favored Reagan in 1984 by a 64-35 margin. They favored Bush in 1988 by a 59-40 margin. Four years ago, whites favored McCain by a 55-43 margin.

    • No Tribe
      Posted October 29, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Permalink | Reply

      But, I think the other consideration here is the white flip. There are going to be white progressives who don’t vote, replaced by white conservatives who do vote, that were the opposite in 2008. So though the white vote stays at 74% there’s been a flip away from Obama toward Romney both in existing repeat voters and new voters, and Obama loses voters to non-participation.

      • zang
        Posted October 29, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

        Pew has Romney getting the magic 60% of white vote, but I can’t find what percentage of the electorate Pew is projecting will be white.

    • Evan3457
      Posted October 29, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Near as I can figure with my matrix algebra, the D/R/I split on the Pew poll is 30/27/43. Seems like an awfully big number of Independents.

      • No Tribe
        Posted October 29, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Permalink

        The poll doesn’t add up to a tie. Pew alludes to Romney leading, so its probably a .9% lead.

      • Evan3457
        Posted October 29, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Permalink

        Readjusting to Romney 47.4, Obama 46.6 gives me an R/D/I of 29.5/27.5/43.0.

        Still a heckuva a lot of independents.

  6. No Tribe
    Posted October 29, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I noticed that, during the baseball game last night, there were no political ads being shown in Virginia. I don’t see how the campaigns are not going to have tens of millions in excess if this continues.

    • Jan
      Posted October 29, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Romney is probably saving his money for a PA, MI, WI, MIN blitz, with VA already in the bag 😉
      On a more serious note, aren’t they suspending intense ad airtime too, due to Sandy and all?

    • Chris
      Posted October 29, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Permalink | Reply

      I saw political ads during the baseball game last night in my corner of VA, the NRA one plus several from Romney.

  7. kyle
    Posted October 29, 2012 at 2:14 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Don’t know if it is over-the-top…but I think Romney should donate a large chunk of money to the relief efforts! Maybe to the Red Cross or something associated with. Helps the people….not a vampire!! But then again the media would never report about it!!!!

    • Posted October 29, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Permalink | Reply

      they would claim that to be a political stunt and pandering…yet the President flying back to act like Mr. President for a hurricane which he could monitor from anywhere (isnt that what he said on Libya and security briefings) is not.

      • No Tribe
        Posted October 29, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

        He just needs to kick low a day. He’s ahead, no reason to act during this. It’s going to be a 1 day phenom.

      • kyle
        Posted October 29, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

        yea I agree

  8. todd
    Posted October 29, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Permalink | Reply

    If they do shut down the campaign stops for a few days, Romney finished with a great one today. Strong crowd in Avon Lake, about 25 miles west of Cleveland. http://thepage.time.com/2012/10/29/romney-on-the-stump-2/

    • Posted October 29, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Apparently, Romney will be in Milwaukee today cancelled an event in FL.

      • todd
        Posted October 29, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Permalink

        And as of 2:30pm EST, polling is suspended also? Possibly no job #’s this week and now the race as we see it is frozen in time as well??

  9. zang
    Posted October 29, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Permalink | Reply

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/theoval/2012/10/29/obama-romney-gallup-poll-hurricane-sandy/1666657/

    Oh dear, what will we all do without the hour by hour poll updates?

  10. Dave
    Posted October 29, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Permalink | Reply

    The yin and the yang…

    “”I don’t want to be ambiguous about this at all: We’re winning this race,” Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod said on the call, “and I say that not on the basis of some mystical faith in a wave that’s going to come…We base it on cold, hard data. … In just eight days, we’ll know who was bluffing and who wasn’t.””

    “”What the facts and numbers clearly show is that the president is going to win this election,” Messina said, contending, “We’re leading in every battleground state.” He added, “The Romney campaign wants you to think it’s expanding the map, but it’s not. … The reason they’re expanding the map is because they’re down in the places they need to get 270 electoral votes. …”

    Now he (Axelrod) shows up on an MSNBC conferecne call. This guy is everywhere (except Fox) and he says the same thing!! Television, web, everywhere saying the same thing day after day. What I don’t are see are similar ranking GOP going on air (not surrogtes but campaign directors) making similar statements. Have I missed them on Fox? That said if you wanted to parse these statements closer you could say that technically, currently, he is correct, Obama is winning the race 8 days before the election. However, there’s this republican wave that is going to come and swamp anything Obama willl put together. Axelrod seems to discount that too.

    The other thing you could say is that if Axelrod is exaggerating, not only should he win an Academy award for best actor beause he sounds like he really believes what he’s saying and (indirectly) calling GOP liars, but what does it matter now? All that talk about trust and so forth will make the Obama campaign an absolute laughing stock to be summarily kicked on their cans out of DC if they lose. But right, now what does it matter? If they lose, he’s out of politics and so is his boss so trying to preserve credibility means nothing. That they’re sending Clinton to these states is telling because just a few days ago there was some finger pointing in the NY Times about how Clinton may have hurt the Obama campaign. Maybe they’ve kissed and made up or maybe even that, in the liberal morass of print that is the NYTimes, was a headfake too.

    • fab4gal
      Posted October 29, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Dave, they’re telling partial truths, like they always do. Such as Obama touting “We created 5 million new jobs” – this is perfectly true, of course they leave out the fact that those 5 million jobs were first lost and then regained. It’s the same thing here, as you said, they’re winning in early voting because Democrats always do. They grasp at straws.
      ~ Brittany

    • Evan3457
      Posted October 29, 2012 at 5:53 pm | Permalink | Reply

      “”What the facts and numbers clearly show is that the president is going to win this election,” Messina said, contending, “We’re leading in every battleground state.” He added, “The Romney campaign wants you to think it’s expanding the map, but it’s not. … The reason they’re expanding the map is because they’re down in the places they need to get 270 electoral votes. …”

      Horse manure. If the other side is throwing away time (appearances) and money (TV ads), you don’t respond to it.

      • Evan3457
        Posted October 29, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Permalink

        I mean, you don’t follow their lead with appearances and ads in states you have “locked”. The Democrats followed Romney into Minnesota.

  11. Posted October 29, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Labor dept says #s will come out as planned. Projected at 7.9.

  12. zang
    Posted October 29, 2012 at 5:04 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Here’s how the media is covering the campaign right now:

    “Obama Focuses on Sandy, Not Election”

    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/hurricane-politics-obama-election-care/story?id=17589847#.UI7xEGdcWwc

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