Hurricane Sandy Puts 2012 Presidential Campaigns on Pause

President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney change campaign schedule due to the storm.
3:00 | 10/28/12

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Transcript for Hurricane Sandy Puts 2012 Presidential Campaigns on Pause
Dan? Thank you, sam. Let's bring in george stephanopoulos, host of twooek. How this is going to affect the elections. Nine days until voters go to the polls. We have seen some of the effect. Both governor romney and president obama have canceled effe events in virginia. One big impact right now. It's going to expect their effort to get out the vote. Early voting didn't have much effect on early voting in florida yesterday. It could complicate it in virginia and ohio. Then finally, is this storm as bad as it seems to be right now, it could block out the closing arguments of these candidates. I wonder if you're the president how do you manage campaigning, because his job is truly on the line here with governing and imagine perhaps a large disaster. He's returning to the white house tomorrow afternoon, as i said, cancelling some events. The biggest problem for the president right now, if he makes any mishandling of this storm could affect the final days of this race. In nonweather news, a bit of surprise, the des moines register, the largest newspaper endorsed romney. Iowa is a key state. It's part of barack obama's mid western fire wall. He needs to win iowa, wisconsin and ohio. The obama campaign said they're ahead in iowa right now, this could make some difference in the end and it reinforces the argument that romney is making. He's best positioned to make the bipartisan compromises. George stephanopoulos, thank

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