NYT Reports: Hurricane Sandy’s approach toward land on Saturday began to scramble the final full week before the presidential election, forcing Mitt Rmney to call off a swing through Virginia and raising questions about how President Obama would balance governing and campaigning in the event of a potentially devastating natural disaster.
But neither team showed any signs of slowing down the pace of campaigning in battleground states that were not directly threatened by the specter of flooding, high winds and power failures.
Mr. Romney abruptly canceled a full day of rallies scheduled for Sunday in Virginia as the major storm approached the East Coast. His campaign said he would head to Ohio, instead. To get ahead of the weather, the White House said Mr. Obama would leave a day early for a planned campaign event in Florida on Monday. Both campaigns canceled rallies in Virginia Beach this weekend.