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The White House Ed thank you the Romney campaign is like much of the east hunkering down politically tonight and riding out the storm.
Two political correspondent Carl Cameron has latest.
Had an Ohio rally this morning as hurricane sandy closed in on the East Coast Mitt Romney wrapped up his remarks urging those able to help the -- Be tougher on the eastern coast of our nation a lot of people are -- some very difficult times.
And our hearts and our prayers go to that.
As we think about -- how tough it's gonna be there and their families in harm's way that will be hurt.
Either in their possessions or perhaps it's something more severe chronic canceled events over the weekend tonight in Wisconsin and tomorrow.
This looks like another time -- we need to come together all across the country.
Even here in Ohio and make sure that we give of our of our support of the people who need it so Bastia to look for a way to do that.
The Romney campaign replaced online fundraising solicitations with links to the American Red Cross.
-- he's been in touch with the GOP governor Chris Christie of New Jersey to hit with -- governor Bob McDonnell of Virginia a key battleground state -- will visit after the storm has passed.
Natural disasters spotlight and test the -- response -- often overshadowing political challengers.
The latest Gallup national tracking poll shows -- at 51% and the president of 46.
In Ohio which could decide the election a new Rasmussen tracking poll has Romney ahead fifty to 48 in a Buckeye State virtual tie yet mr.
Obama still leads by almost two points in the real clear politics average of recent Ohio polls.
-- probably went ahead with an afternoon rally in the -- of state of Iowa but that's it for at least today as the campaign takes a backseat to the massive storm.
Romney's closing argument for the final stretch has been double date -- that job one referring to the economy he promises tax relief.
North American energy independence to repeal obamacare block military cuts and balance the budget among other things.
All that is now on hold -- tonight will spend the overnight in Dayton Ohio returning there.
Without planned -- scheduled campaign events tomorrow.
Aides say it will likely be released oriented but it's not clear -- actually take place in Ohio the storm has passed enough -- there's an opportunity take part.
In some of the recovery and cleanup action.
It's possible mr.
Romney would -- for the seacoast but at this point all the carefully choreographed.
Final stage craft in the final two days this campaign have essentially been dashed.
200 hours last really before the election they'd -- exactly a week from tomorrow and the rowdy campaign doesn't exactly know what it'll be doing for the next 4448 hours -- So still some question marks.
Very much so.
All right Carl thank.
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