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Stormy election: Hurricane Sandy may impact voter behavior, change voters' minds

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  • DSB Cedar Hills, UT
    Oct. 30, 2012 10:52 a.m.

    @Tolstoy - what seems clear to me is that every time you use the term "try to make cheap political points" (which has become your tiresome broken record of late), you are merely trying to make cheap political points of your own by trying to minimize those with legitimate concerns about our current president.

    The tactic of deflection by way of casting dispersion on the motivations of opponents, without addressing the merits of an argument, has long been the default modus operandi of Democrats and particularly President Obama.

  • On the other hand Riverdale, MD
    Oct. 30, 2012 9:08 a.m.

    I find it interesting that the article said nothing about climate change. While you can't peg Sandy specifically on climate change, you can absolutely peg the marked uptick in severe weather events (including Sandy) on climate change. Obama has not done nearly enough about it, but is Romney going to even acknowledge that the problem exists?

  • Serenity Manti, UT
    Oct. 29, 2012 8:50 p.m.

    It's very typical that the media is hanging onto Obama's every word about the storm but make no mention of Romney also cancelling his campaigning and letting his campaign busses to be used to aid the storm victims. I love the liberal news media. They are so predictable. Oh yeah.

  • George Bronx, NY
    Oct. 29, 2012 8:43 p.m.

    eastcoastcoug
    Obama created Horrible economic conditions? He has added jobs for how many straight months now? Which direction has the stock market gone. Which direction is the unemployment rate going? things are not where any of us would like them to be but lets at least be honest about which direction our country is heading.

  • A1994 Centerville, UT
    Oct. 29, 2012 6:34 p.m.

    It is very interesting that the Labor Department is considering 'delaying' the last jobs report before the election until the Friday AFTER the election. They are saying that with the storm they may wait to release the numbers.

    Just a couple of questions: Does the Labor Department use carrier pigeons to deliver this report? Are they dispatching the Pony Express and the riders just can't make through the storm and debris? Or is it that the telegraph cables are going to be down? Help me understand why the Labor Department would consider delaying the release of potentially bad unemployment numbers the Friday before the election.

  • Angela08 Rochdale, MA
    Oct. 29, 2012 4:02 p.m.

    "Hurricane Sandy is hardly “good news” for Obama. According to reports, swing states like Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio and possibly New Hampshire will get hit. The storm will pass days before the election, but the ripple effects of this inclement weather will be felt for many days and the weeks to come. Experts predict flooding, massive storm damage, and even electric power outages for days or weeks. This could directly impact the election.
    Here’s why Sandy hurts Obama. Polls consistently show his voters are much less enthusiastic about voting for him than Mitt Romney voters. Put another way, Obama voters are looking for ANY excuse to not vote for him. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney voters will drive through a blizzard to the polls. They want to throw Obama out of office badly. Very badly.
    Right now, polls and voting trends are very positive for Mitt Romney." Dick Morris

    My prediction is that by Wednesday the Obama camp will realize their cynical attempt to use this weather disaster for political gain was one big failure.

    This means the last 5 days of the campaign will be absolutely critical for both Obama and Mitt Romney." Dick Morrie

  • Henry Drummond San Jose, CA
    Oct. 29, 2012 2:02 p.m.

    Why does everything have to have an impact on the election? Snap out of it. These people need our help desperately. Let's drop partisanship and pull together on this thing for crying out loud.

  • eastcoastcoug Danbury, CT
    Oct. 29, 2012 1:42 p.m.

    Tolstoy,

    I'm not making my comments lightly: My basement has already flooded twice from recent severe storms such as Sandy and with no insurance, I have forked over tens of thousands of dollars for repair. Today could be a repeat. If that weren't enough, starting a business in this horrific economy has stretched us to a breaking point that has stretched over several years. Obama has created terrible economic conditions. The man has no clue how to run government or create jobs, only tax the rich.

  • Go Big Blue!!! Bountiful, UT
    Oct. 29, 2012 12:27 p.m.

    Maybe it will take attention away from the storm that has been pounding the economy for the past 4 years. Hopefully Barrack can do something positive with Sandy. He certainly hasn't accomplished much in creating an economic recovery.

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    Oct. 29, 2012 12:11 p.m.

    @eastcoastcoug
    So the tragic deaths that have already occurred due to this storm and the lives that have been severely altered are a "walk in the park?" It is sad that someone would try to make cheap political points of such a tragedy. I hope you and yours remain safe and come through this storm alright eastcoastcoug.

  • Igualmente Mesa, AZ
    Oct. 29, 2012 11:50 a.m.

    A hurricane change people's minds about voting? What are you folks in Utah smoking? Oh yeah, right.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 29, 2012 11:46 a.m.

    Yes, the President will capably handle this. Then Fox news and commentors such as patriot will blame act of god for Romney loss.

  • eastcoastcoug Danbury, CT
    Oct. 29, 2012 11:39 a.m.

    The large-scale disaster affecting millions has already occurred the past 4 years with Obama. Sandy is a walk in the park by comparison.

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    Oct. 29, 2012 11:00 a.m.

    @patriot
    still waiting for any credible evidence obama lied about anything, but hey why not exploit another tragedy (the hurricane) for short term political purposes after all thats what you do right?

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    Oct. 29, 2012 10:57 a.m.

    Patriot is right. No doubt BO helped cause this storm with the increased oil drilling he allowed in America and it's affect on global warming. Now, he creates this imaginary blanket of security that he has everything under control. If we don't get this man out of office he'll control the weather and bring mass destruction to the free world. Romney and Ryan will return the weather along with truth to all us.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Oct. 29, 2012 10:29 a.m.

    Patriot, your leaps of logic are astounding feats.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Oct. 29, 2012 10:26 a.m.

    yes forget what happened in Libya but instead be impressed that Obama is safe and warm in the White House saying he is personally directing hurricane aid and even helping with the sand bags. What a bunch of hooey!! Who cares about what OBama does or doesn't do with the hurricane. He lied and caused the death of 4 Americans in Libya and I think that matters a bit more to any voter going to the polls.