Will Hurricane ‘Frankenstorm’ Sandy Affect The Presidential Election? [View all]
Hurricane Sandy has cut across Jamaica and Cuba and is about to make her way towards the U.S. Florida has already been issued a tropical storm warning from the National Hurricane Center.
The storm will be hitting in the last week before the Nov. 6 election, and early voting already is under way in some states.
Mark McKinnon, a former media strategist for President George W. Bush who later founded No Labels, a bipartisanship promoting group, said the hurricane is bringing the campaigns something they both despise: uncertainty.
“Campaigns are all about control,” he told the New York Times. “So in the closing days, they fear any external events that could disrupt the game plan. Ain’t no leashes for Mother Nature.”