Romney Cancels Campaign Events Due to Hurricane
[An Nahar] Republican White House candidate Willard
...former governor of Massachussetts, currently the Publican nominee for president. He is the son of the former governor of Michigan, George Romney, who himself ran for president after saving American Motors from failure, though not permanently. Romney has a record as a successful businessman, heading Bain Capital, and he rescued the 2002 Winter Olympics from the midst of bribery and mismanagement scandals. More to the point, he isn't President B.O...
canceled campaign events on Monday and Tuesday as a show of sensitivity as millions of Americans hunker down as Hurricane Sandy approaches.
The decision, announced by his campaign, means that Romney will not appear in Wisconsin later on Monday and he will also postpone events elsewhere on Tuesday, complicating his bid to maintain momentum a week before election day.
Romney communications director Gail Gitcho said that the former Massachusetts governor and his running mate Paul Ryan
...U.S. Representative for Wisconsin's 1st congressional district, serving since 1999. He is a member of the Republican Party. He proposed an alternative to President B.O.'s 2011 budget and made himself the target of both Democrat and Republican verbal pies...
would cancel events "out of sensitivity for the millions of Americans in the path of Hurricane Sandy."
"Governor Romney believes this is a time for the nation and its leaders to come together to focus on those Americans who are in harm's way," Gitcho said, as Romney followed through on plans to hold one event in Ohio on Monday.
Romney's move followed President Barack Obama
I mean, I do think at a certain point you've made enough money...
's decision to halt campaigning and return to Washington to manage the U.S. government's effort to deal with the storm, expected to roar ashore in northeastern states later Monday.
Obama had been due to campaign in swing states Florida, Ohio and Virginia on Monday and to travel to Colorado and Wisconsin on Tuesday.
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