When Obama loses, they have their excuse ready. The media is already speculating that the Hurricane is going to cost Obama the election.
They’ve drummed up every excuse in the book:
- voter turnou
There is some evidence that natural disasters can hurt an incumbent’s re-election chances as voters often blame whoever is in office for adversity.
Obviously, early voting is virtually suspended in all of the states experiencing hurricane-force winds, storm surges, etc.
So if this lowers turnout a bit in states like Pennsylvania, Virginia and New Hampshire, the first guess would be that it’s bad news for Obama. But right now Romney’s on a (metaphorical) wave.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is preparing for Hurricane Sandy to disrupt next week’s elections, agency Administrator Craig Fugate said Monday afternoon.
“We are anticipating that, based on the storm, there could be impacts that would linger into next week and have impacts on the federal election,” Fugate said on a conference call with reporters.