I was thinking of starting a political thread on Sandy, but this works just as well. I can't remember the name of the hurricane that hit New Orleans this year, but this seems to be, at least politically, round 2 of that. Playing Armchair Political Advisor, I'd have to say kudos to both candidates for putting off their campaign stops to stay on the ball with Sandy. Obama is doing the right thing by being at the White House being in command, and Command. Romney stopped campaigning to put his ear to the ground on what may be happening as well. Obama is doing the right thing in being presidential; if Romney wants to act the same, the best place he should be (that I would advise) is somewhere in the area of the I-95 corridor, between Philadelphia/Trenton, Newark, and NYC. Get down with the people to give help first hand. That would easily work in his favor, and pull some of the vote away from Obama in NY, NJ, CT, and RI. Just something he should think about. Whether that will happen is another story. But I think to answer another thread's question, Sandy is this election period's October Surprise. EDIT: Mods, now that I think about it, it may be better to split this off from this thread. I can see this going more than one separate direction.. BL.