Election 2012: Obama cancels Wednesday campaign appearance in Ohio – Hurricane Sandy
U.S. President Barack Obama with officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). PHOTO/Nicholas Kramm/AFP/Getty Images
The politics of Hurricane Sandy are obviously difficult to game out. But the White House has clearly decided that it would look uncomfortably partisan for the president to be on the stump while the federal government was managing a massive natural disaster. And so, on Tuesday morning, the administration announced that President Barack Obama would be off the trail on Wednesday, canceling a swing through the critical state of Ohio.
Obama will remain in Washington, DC on Wednesday to monitor the response to Hurricane Sandy and ensure that all available federal resources continue to be provided to support ongoing state and local recovery efforts. As a result, the President will not participate in the campaign events that had been scheduled in Ohio tomorrow.