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2012-10-30 -Election 2012
Could Hurricane Sandy Cost Obama the Election?
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Posted by JohnQC 2012-10-30 10:43|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6543 views ]  Top

#1 yeah, let's not use all caps in the headlines, ok?
Posted by gromky 2012-10-30 12:03||   2012-10-30 12:03|| Front Page Top

#2 Go ahead, Champ. Postpone the election. That way Romney will continue to gain momentum.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2012-10-30 12:23||   2012-10-30 12:23|| Front Page Top

#3 It's part of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy(c) just before the election. Coincidence?

Well, then again, I wouldn't tempt ticking off those in a higher position to judge.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-10-30 12:33||   2012-10-30 12:33|| Front Page Top

#4 Hat off to Halliburton.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-10-30 12:35||   2012-10-30 12:35|| Front Page Top

#5 Obama can't postpone the election. It is run by the states and individual states and counties, working with the courts can hold injunctions and delay elections if people can't vote (like the power is out).

Congress sets the date of the federal election and can pass a resolution to move the date back, but that is not likely to happen this year.

Posted by DarthVader 2012-10-30 12:36||   2012-10-30 12:36|| Front Page Top

#6 Sorry about the caps. The caps were as in the original artThe U.S. Constitution sets forth the following criteria for the date of presidential elections in Article 2, Section 1:
Clause 4: Election Day

"Our Founding Fathers specifically set forth “a national Election Day” — not days. In the early days of national elections it was no easy logistical task to vote. People had to plan to cast their ballot. Many citizens had to endure long travel and hardship to cast their ballot on a single day.

Read more on Early Voting Violates Constitution
Important: Do You Support Pres. Obama's Re-Election? Vote Here Now!icle. Didn't know there was a policy against this. I will observe it in the future.

Nothing is said about hurricanes, national tragedies, or anything else.

Posted by JohnQC 2012-10-30 12:46||   2012-10-30 12:46|| Front Page Top

#7 My cut and paste got screwed up on this new computer.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-10-30 12:48||   2012-10-30 12:48|| Front Page Top

#8 The MSM is already starting to claim that 'Sandy stole the election'...
Posted by CrazyFool 2012-10-30 13:06||   2012-10-30 13:06|| Front Page Top

#9 If Bambi were really the "messiah" he claims to be, he would have calmed the oceans hurricane so it wouldn't interfere with his worshippers acclaiming him again.

Too bad, buddy. You snooze, you lose.
Posted by Barbara 2012-10-30 13:43||   2012-10-30 13:43|| Front Page Top

#10 Nope, But Hurricane Bernanke drowning the currency in "liquidity" will.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-10-30 14:17||   2012-10-30 14:17|| Front Page Top

#11  'Sandy stole the election'...

Didn't someone called Sandy Berger remove classified documents, and was given a slap on the wrist?
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-10-30 14:19||   2012-10-30 14:19|| Front Page Top


No ... but it might cost NYC a new subway system :-)
Posted by Raider 2012-10-30 14:24||   2012-10-30 14:24|| Front Page Top

#13 Technically it wasn't a hurricane. Sandy was stripped of her hurricane designation shortly before making landfall. Something to do with temperature and such. Which is why some are calling it a 'Super Storm'. Which, of course, doesn't distract from the damage she caused.

Still, the {n|l}ightbringer should have walked right out there (on the water) and calmed the storm if he was what he's been claiming he is.
Posted by CrazyFool 2012-10-30 14:41||   2012-10-30 14:41|| Front Page Top

#14 This hurricane is a nightmare. Beyond the human and financial cost of the hurricane itself it provides and excuse for Obama's loss when we really want a full repudiation of his policies so that nobody will try anything similar ever.
Posted by rjschwarz 2012-10-30 14:43||   2012-10-30 14:43|| Front Page Top

#15 Edited by Mod...... Forgiven....
Posted by Sherry 2012-10-30 15:42||   2012-10-30 15:42|| Front Page Top

#16 Thanks mods.

#14 This hurricane is a nightmare.

It is. A silver lining is that Bloomberg won't have time to worry about 32 oz vs. 16 oz soft drinks.

Posted by JohnQC 2012-10-30 16:01||   2012-10-30 16:01|| Front Page Top

#17 The 32-oz size cup would have been better for bailing...
Posted by James  2012-10-30 16:23||  2012-10-30 16:23|| Front Page Top

#18 So yesterday I learned that Sandy became a superstorm not because it no longer qualified for hurricane status (it still did) but because it had merged with another storm system when it reached land.

Who knew? (Well, I'm sure many people did but it was new info for me ....)
Posted by lotp 2012-10-30 17:03||   2012-10-30 17:03|| Front Page Top

#19 As an incumbent, powerful storms like Sandy occuring at or close to election can be a campaign godsend iff the Bammer plays it right, espec vee FEMA + other Recovery-centric Fed or Fed-Local cooperat public assistance.


And whatever the Bammer doesn't do, Romney can.

KRAUTHAMMER said or inferred it, arguing that it took SANDY, but Not Libya = BENGHAZI-GATE, for the Bammer to finally act "presidential"???
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-10-30 20:15||   2012-10-30 20:15|| Front Page Top

#20 Speaking of Bloomberg, Dennis Miller had a brilliant snark. Something along the lines of "If things get so bad that New YOrkers resort to cannibalism to survive the mayor suggests they avoid salt because it is unhealthy" or something like that.
Posted by rjschwarz 2012-10-30 22:46||   2012-10-30 22:46|| Front Page Top

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