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-- can you believe.
Election Day is just seven days away.
Feels like we have been talking about it for years and of course though the whole news of politics has been overshadowed with all of the the sandy -- but.
This is potentially having an impact in terms of the campaigning.
And as we head into the last stretch here before Americans head to the polls one week from today.
We want to bring in Ed has Woolley is a former advisor.
For Jon Huntsman presidential campaign.
And also what has talked to Leslie Marshall she is a nationally syndicated host.
Of the Leslie Marshall show and of course a Fox News contributor hello to both of you.
Hi good morning where you.
Great thanks Leslie I want to talk with you first a little bit about really what's going on right now because this is a very delicate balance.
You have a part of the country that is in a severe natural disaster.
And President Obama has -- that he's going to stay in Washington and he is going to stay on top of the situation with the recovery efforts and the like.
This as he's had to cancel a number of campaign stops and some of these key.
Of course swing states what do you make of that is that going to have any kind of an impact on President Obama.
As we head into the final stretch here Leslie.
-- yes it might actually because I think that you know it for for him not to do what he's doing.
Would be political suicide and not only that it would be shirking his responsibilities as commander in chief he is doing what the people elected him to do.
I he even has praise from a very Republican governor Chris Christie and if anything if the president handles this properly.
It could help them with some of those undecided even though they could fit in my hand at this point of voters out there in key swing states.
And -- and -- it ended it because they're going to look what for leadership they're gonna look for leadership who can keep them safe.
And you know how -- how fast things over John how well the federal government worked with the governors of each state in the people there.
And so far it seems to be very smooth.
And I want to talk about Mitt Romney here because he is still in Ohio today.
And he is certainly out there are still making some of the stunts however.
He's sort of -- some of this as as a relief effort if you will he's asking some of the supporters that attend these campaign rallies to bring.
Disaster relief supplies we read some reports that on some of his campaign offices are accepting donations.
To -- that to sandy disaster relief.
Is it tough because he is still out on the trail he's still got a job to do trying to get those undecided voters to go his way.
But also trying to sort of build this is a disaster recovery -- situation as well.
You know living in South Florida we've been through several storms while -- and hurricane Andrew and and you know -- thoughts and prayers go out to everybody who's been impacted by this storm and I think that the Romney campaign.
Is that trying to strike the right tone.
I think there -- the idea around donating canned goods and donating.
Dollars to red cross and using both their campaign offices.
And what were scheduled political events for that purpose.
Is very very appropriate and I and I think that the background.
Mitt Romney also lends itself.
A certain level of empathy I think he's shown throughout his life through his missionary work I think all that is very important.
But I I would I would in this point I would agree.
With -- I think that that both the president and and governor Romney.
Present need to do his job that it was elected to do.
And Mitt Romney has to strike an appropriate tone.
And it being and -- And understanding that this storm.
Is a natural disaster and it's beyond the politics of the moment.
As difficult that as that is to say it is beyond the politics of the moment and so both candidates have to be.
Aware of that.
The Leslie I want I -- talk a little bit about how important this particular time period is because again it seems like we have been talking about this election now.
Four years really and we are finally.
Seven days before the voters go and make their decision so what is happening in this final week.
What is happening.
In both of the campaigns from your experience and the importance.
-- of trying to get those undecided voters that you say can neatly fit in the palm of your of your hands.
The -- that the -- Casey.
You know -- -- -- right now I would think I would agree with Ed that.
Former governor Ronnie needs to take the proper tone however I'm sure -- may not agree with me.
Bomb on my radio show last night which is national and we had a lot of people calling for a that we're sitting in their homes.
Waiting you know for the storm buckling down.
And it was interesting because honestly about a third of the people were almost happy that the storm would -- rocked the political talk because like you -- they feel like it's been going on and on and on a not so this is the home stretch but I think some Americans especially if they've made up their mind which most out.
Are are very very saturated.
Obviously this is the week that would -- normally be big for Donnelly governor -- the for the president when you're a former President Bill Clinton scheduled to go all over the country to vice president all of those appearances postponed however.
There are some that said.
That they felt uncomfortable in this guy was pro Romney and I rumor -- urban statement last night vividly and he's -- Virginia and he said.
You know when you have a boss.
Pulling up with a picture Mitt Romney vote for me and then they giving you food.
He goes it just doesn't feel right he said -- -- still.
Campaigning it's still politicizing.
Too high degree this and I think there is a tiny.
Feeling of that and then the former governor -- is to be very careful -- because right now this focus.
And all those East Coast states is on the storm the election now is taken the back burner.
And we've got about two more minutes left -- wanna give you the final word and I -- use it to talk about the polling because really by all accounts most of the -- you look at.
Show that -- the very very slim margin there with between governor Romney and President Obama.
On there is a pull out -- Rasmussen poll that shows Mitt Romney two points ahead of President Obama in Ohio.
What do you make of that and you know how close this race this.
Well I think I think it will be close but here's the question.
Voters are not really gonna -- around the storm I think.
-- is right there's a small handful of undecided but likely not to voter could -- to the storm one way or another make their decision around that.
But they're gonna make the decision on -- the economy and they've had for years.
Two understand that this type of leadership.
That President Obama has brought to the country and he didn't get a vote.
In favorite to continue that.
And go for another four years of what we've gone through -- up.
And they talk about unemployment and the dead and all those things more people on food stamps more people in poverty.
But or a clear choice with governor Romney and I and I think you're seeing the polls the last two with three weeks you've seen a significant shift.
Voters movie governor Romney.
In very in in swing states like Florida like Ohio like Wisconsin and now in play we have Pennsylvania potentially.
And Minnesota there you know you've got to follow where the campaigns are spending the money -- for the Obama administration at this late date.
Can make a buy in Pennsylvania and Minnesota.
Trouble because they're on the defense in those states where they should not be at this point.
It is going to be and nail biter that is for sure and -- result -- And Leslie Marshall we thank you very much for joining us and taking time out of your data coming to give us this afternoon.
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