Impending storm could shake up political campaigning plans
Mitt Romney and President Obama continued to joust from a distance Friday. But the pair may have to shake up their campaign strategies, as the approaching storm quite possibly may shake up the east coast during the final days of the election season. Josh Robin has the story.
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UNITED STATES -- Mitt Romney has new mood music: The theme from the movie Air Force One. He's not boarding yet. But polls show him close.
"This election is a choice, a choice between the status quo. Going forward with the same policies of the last four years or instead choosing real change, change that offers promise that the future will be better than the past," said Romney.
President Obama says the future is getting better and while markets were mixed, growth in gross domestic product this quarter exceeded expectations, largely because of government spending on defense.
Romney said the figure isn't good enough. He knocked Obama's stimulus plan without noting that Friday's speech happened at a company that benefited from stimulus funds.
President Obama, meanwhile, sat down for MTV. He was asked about Mayor Bloomberg's criticism that both candidates are timid on fighting illegal guns. The President isn't calling for any new laws.
"Looking at how we keep guns out of the hands of kids who are shooting each other is a critical component and we will work to find solutions to that particular problem, but we're also going to have to broaden the conversation so that those kids don't feel as if they have no prospects in life and end up killing each other," Obama said.
There was no briefs or boxers question, but Obama did lament a lack of political music.
Polls continue to show an extremely tight race, essentially tied in national polls, with Obama holding slight leads in most swing states. More immediately, another question mark is the approaching storm. Romney has already canceled a Sunday night rally in Virginia. Obama has been huddling with top aides on how to best prepare for it. So far, his campaign schedule, which includes stumping with former president Clinton Monday, is unchanged.