The Romney campaign is now cancelling events scheduled for tonight and tomorrow due to Hurricane Sandy.

Earlier today, Team Romney suspended fundraising solicitations in states that are in Sandy’s path. The campaign is also continuing to use campaign resources for storm relief.

Twitchy will continue to monitory the situation and update with any further developments.

Update: Romney to hold disaster relief event tomorrow. Supporters are asked to bring supplies for those in need.

Leadership. And putting America first.

  • http://pinterest.com/j0s1395/ Josephine (D)

    I don’t suppose Obama has canceled his campaign events?

    Remind me again, lefties, how selfish and uncaring conservatives are?

    • http://twitter.com/DaffodilTimes The Daffodil Times

      He has actually, because unlike Romney, he cares about 100% of the country

      • Jack Deth

        No, no, no. Daffodil:

        Obama has proven time and again that he only ‘cares’ about those who can launder campaign money (Unions, SEIU, AFSCME, Solyndra, etc). Those who will vote for him. (Blithering, whiny little indoctrinated socialist liberals, like you) And a bulletproof, though increasingly irrelevant, Teflon coated, sycophant media that keeps him cocooned away from culpability and blame.

        Others, he will gladly destroy with bizarre regulations (CAFE Rules for Auto Emissions, ObamaCare for Businesses with more than fifty employees, Ridiculous EPA rulings, etc) and crushing, ever expanding taxes.

      • AMSilver

        Tell me then, why is it that when there are disasters in blue states, Obama is there like a shot w/ Fema, but when the disasters are in red states (the fires in Texas, the floods in Tennessee), it takes forever for the Federal government to get its act together? Obama only cares about the part of the country that votes for him. Romney realistically doesn’t expect votes from 47% of the country, but he cares about all of it.

    • Jamie Wilson

      Well, he flew down to Florida to deliver pizza to some volunteers first before flying back to Washington. High carbon footprint on those pies. #caring

  • Steve_J

    And Obama is asking for people to man fund raising phone banks in Annapolis, MD today begining at 5:30 PM. I think he doesn’t care who he puts in harms way, as long as it’s not himself.

  • Right Wired

    This is how the how the lamestream media will report this development:

    Obama: “What a courageous hero and leader to put the public safety of our nation before his campaign. What a noble, selfless act.”

    Romney: “A partisan hack who copied Obama and only suspended his campaign for political points with mouth-breathing troglodytes.”

    • http://twitter.com/CatherineBarre4 Catherine Barrett

      Yes .. however it was ROMNEY who started loading up campaign bus with supplies and canceled events First . .but you are correct the MSM will spin Obummers way. That is why they are dying .. no one trusts or listens anymore who isn’t a fool.

  • http://twitter.com/mandita74 GreenEyedGal

    I had heard the lefties were criticizing Romney because it wasn’t “fair” that Obama had to go back to DC to manage storm relief efforts and Romney got to keep campaigning.

    I live on the east coast. Everything around here is canceled and closed (except the fast food joint where my son works – I had to take him to work today, lol.) I certainly wouldn’t be offended if Romney continued the campaign. I mean, it’s certainly not as if Americans are under attack and Romney is merely watching it from the bus as it happens, ordering people who could assist not to. As a matter of fact, he’s using his bus for relief efforts. I question the wisdom of the suspension of the campaign. But then, I don’t have to deal with the leftist, Obama-water-carrying, lapdog media…

    • orringtonmom (D)

      obama can’t go out there in those winds!! one of the first things you do to get ready for a hurricane is bring in all the empty chairs.

  • Couranto

    Bad move. Obama gets to play POTUS (which in itself will be politicized) while Romney, who had the big mo, sits idly.

    Obama could essentially sideline Romney all week, while he gets to do pressers and show up on TV every hour.

    Romney could have continued campaigning, while offering prayers, and requesting donations, before each/every event.

    • E Mims

      By cancelling official campaign events and concentrating on relief while Obama continues to “monitor” from the White House, Romney compaigns not with words, but with action.

  • http://twitter.com/DaffodilTimes The Daffodil Times

    Ooooooh I get it, so the ACTUAL PRESIDENT taking care of people is not ok, but it’s ok for Romney to do? YOU PEOPLE ARE PATHETIC

    • http://twitter.com/lola_lotion Alicia Hake

      You’re so silly! :) how is the president taking care of anybody? if by “taking care of” you mean urging his zombies to go work at the phone banks in an area that is being hit hard by this storm while he sits in the white house all nice and comfy then yeah, you’re right. he’s taking care of people just like he took care of people in Libya. you’re brilliant! 😀

      • http://twitter.com/DaffodilTimes The Daffodil Times

        No, he’s taking care of people by overseeing the relief effort. Romney is taking pictures of food to look good for the camera

        • http://twitter.com/lola_lotion Alicia Hake

          oh please… please tell me what he is “overseeing”. The Governors are the ones deploying the National Guard and actually handling this. You claim to promote “Peace and Love” but you’re actually criticizing a group of people who are going out of their way to try and help people in this disaster. All your messiah is doing is sitting around getting weather reports. I wonder what Ambassador Stevens would have to say about this… oh.. wait…

        • Guest

          …and you know this is true because???

        • beastdogs8

          If Obama is overseeing what is happening with this hurricane like he oversaw what was happening in Libya than the people in the path of this hurricane are doomed. Obama did a photo shoot when they brought the dead back from Libya in American flag draped coffins, those Americans died in Libya due to Obama’s stupidity and gross incompetence. Keep drinking that Obama kool aid dumbass, I hear it wards off reality.

        • Penmar

          Let us hope he oversees this better than he did Libya #standdown

        • Jack Deth

          Really?

          Governors call in the National Guard. Not the President.

          As mentioned before. All day yesterday and today on radio and television this morning. All Federal and State governments offices around DC are closed. Very likely, tomorrow as well.

          • http://twitter.com/lola_lotion Alicia Hake

            watch out now, we might make her lady parts explode with all of these facts. i can hear it now “but… but…PLANNED PARENTHOOD, CANCER SCREENINGS!, MY BIRTH CONTROL! WHARGARBLE!!!!”

        • http://www.thegantry.net/blog Casey

          Actually, he’s still doing fundraisers.

          Keep drinking that kool-aide; I hear the worm at the bottom is the best part.

      • Jack Deth

        Hi, Alicia:

        I’m wondering if Obama’s minions working the phone banks in all of those ‘distressed’ areas where he’s faring poorly, ask for a small contribution during the calls?

        Yes, it’s tacky, under handed and disgusting, but isn’t that Obama?

      • Penmar

        Well said!

      • tomtom1983

        Why do we bother? Liberals have been so full of crap for so long that crap is all they know. Its waste of energy really.

        Here’s their idea of a “compromise”, you give and I take. That’s it.

    • http://twitter.com/TheAngieNC2 Angie (D)

      Guess again, toots — that’s MY tax money “taking care of people” not Obama.

      • http://twitter.com/DaffodilTimes The Daffodil Times

        your tax money goes directly to the American Red Cross? Doubt it

        • http://twitter.com/TheAngieNC2 Angie (D)

          Dude, you think the American Red Cross is under the purview of Obama? You’re a moron.
          Try FEMA.

          • http://twitter.com/DaffodilTimes The Daffodil Times

            Oh you mean the FEMA that is ultimately controlled by President Obama?

    • Todd Hill

      With all of the “watching” that Obama’s doing, it sounds more like he’s treating it as a spectator sport instead of the natural disaster that it is. Plus you’re being disingenuous to not believe that this is a deliberate attempt on Obama’s part to reverse the appearance of indifference that he fostered when he went to Vegas (baby!) on September 12th instead of being the commander in chief and staying at the White House.

      And for what it’s worth, Romney doesn’t have to aid anyone during this crisis. And I’m pretty sure that Romney isn’t personally announcing his aid efforts in a bid to sway voters; he’s doing this because it’s part of his faith and culture. All you have to do is look back to when a tornado struck Salt Lake City years ago. The people there were able to significantly improve their own situation in a very short period of time because the culture of assistance and preparedness that pervades the Mormon community allowed them to act swiftly.

      • http://www.facebook.com/daisykh Daisy Kristina Hill

        I’m going to vouch for that. As I write this folks in my Mormon congregation have been mobilized to check on neighbors, and clear sewer drains clogged with fall leaves to prevent flooding from Sandy….simply because that’s just the way we roll.

        • $30736095

          Wow, someone actually voted you down on that?!! Just, wow…….
          Hope you’re all ok.

      • Penmar

        Actually, Obama’s creed, never let a crisis go to waste, my guess is he is hoping this will save his butt from the major slap down he’s going to get on Nov 6th.

      • tomtom1983

        Don’t forget the recent wildfires that apathetic Obama let burn for weeks until deciding it was in his best election interest to be shown caring in public and on liberal media.

    • Jaerene

      Haven’t heard the president doing anything but sitting in the White House monitoring things…Mitt & crew are doing things…that’s called leadership…I know liberal lefist don’t understand that & you proved it with your comment!

    • $30736095

      I hear news that Obama’s people are on the ground helping out with disaster relief efforts.

      Haha, gotcha!

      • Guest

        Obama’s ‘people’? Name names…

        • $30736095

          Stephanie Cutter, David Axlerod, Debbie Wasserman Shultz. Heard news they told Obama to send his campaign bus to help with collecting supplies for relief.

          Haha, gotcha!

  • http://twitter.com/DaffodilTimes The Daffodil Times

    Two boxes of ramen for the entire coast. Meanwhile, President Obama is getting the Departments of Energy, Transportation, Homeland Security,and Health and Human services in gear to actually do something for people.

    • stuckinIL4now

      We all know there are more supplies than just what’s pictured here but I guess you libturds can’t use your noodles to think outside the ramen box.

      The difference between Romney’s and Obama’s responses to the situation is that it’s not Romney’s job yet to do anything but he took his own initiative and called upon the non-government citizen resources that are available. Obama had to be TOLD to do his job but not necessarily in the spirit of doing what was right but what would look more presidential for him to do, and then he had to be dragged out of Florida and flown back to DC so he could again look more presidential with his briefing, telling people to take the hurricane seriously TWO DAYS AFTER they needed to already be prepared, stocked up on supplies and hunkered down somewhere out of harm’s way.

      Who’s looking PATHETIC now?

      • http://twitter.com/DaffodilTimes The Daffodil Times

        No one told or dragged the President you moron. You are such a fool. Two boxes of ramen pales in comparison to what the President is doing. Romney doesn’t care and neither does Ryan. They said it themselves that they would gut relief funding if elected

        • Guest

          Daffy, you’re so full of it, we could use you as a sandbag in the storm areas!

        • beastdogs8

          Yah Obama cares so much that he cut Medicare for the elderly to fund his train wreck called Obama care.

        • kwaker

          If He cared, those 4 Americans in Bengahzi would til be alive…#BengahziBarry

        • tomtom1983

          What exactly is he doing? You keep stating this with no known action to substantiate your claim. The only folks actually doing anything is civilians and those at the state level and not federal.

          And FEMA doesn’t come in until after the fact. After state governors and city councils issue evacuation orders and the state issuing a state of emergency.

          Obama isn’t doing anything, at all. This crazy fanatic trance you liberals express for such a blind following is terribly disturbing to say the least. Obama has committed fraud after fraud and like some strange cult, you follow this narcissistic vegetable like he’s the second coming.

          Even when the evidence is abundant and quite visual of his many, many failings and “derisive” corruption.

          Well, we were warned that only the wise would see and recognize the end times and what would be happening as the wicked will only continue to spiral into debauchery and destruction.

        • Wishsong

          I love how angry they are as it is becoming increasingly obvious that D’Won is going to lose the election.

        • http://www.thegantry.net/blog Casey

          Two boxes of ramen pales in comparison to what the President is doing.

          I don’t doubt he’s raised a lot more than that for his campaign the last 48 hours, so you are correct. For once. :)

    • http://twitter.com/TheAngieNC2 Angie (D)

      Um, you don’t even understand who actually is President right now & has FEMA under his control – – no wonder you support Obama.

    • http://twitter.com/UltraVenia Jules

      OMG Obama can do more because he’s President! That’s why we should re-elect him! LOL

    • Pete Futz

      You mean the prez is actually doing his job this time by asking people who work for him to do their jobs?

      • Jack Deth

        Maybe not, Pete:

        It was announced all over the news on television and radio last night and this morning, that the Federal and State governments around DC would be shut down today and possibly tomorrow.

    • Jaerene

      The governers will be in charge of all that..President is worthless…how about when he was overseeing Benghazi? Oops …4 dead Americans!

    • tomtom1983

      Oh please. Get a clue you liberal twit, Obama isn’t concerned about anyone, let alone his own naive and ignorant base.

      Really are you receiving your “cold hard data” from the same magic 8 ball that Axelrod and Biden use?

      Liberals.

    • http://www.thegantry.net/blog Casey

      Meanwhile, President Obama is getting the Departments of Energy,
      Transportation, Homeland Security,and Health and Human services in gear
      to actually do something for people.

      And that would be an historic first for all of those departments.

  • http://twitter.com/DaffodilTimes The Daffodil Times

    I can tweet a picture of a box of food too, does that mean I’m helping the relief effort?

    • Guest

      Yes, if it’s going to relief areas, then you can tweet a picture of what you’re sending. What planet are you from…and while we’re at it, why the h#ll are you posting on this blog if you want to argue about everything? Why don’t you make your way over to the storm areas and put your money where your mouth is…oh, wait…with this economy that Obama has helped destroy during his presidency, you probably don’t have any money to help anyone…or you’re not willing to give up any of your food stamps…please…just go torture another website…your posts are ridiculous.

      • http://twitter.com/DaffodilTimes The Daffodil Times

        Typical right-wing racism. Assume all Obama supporters are minorities on food stamps. I am a lifetime donor to the AMerican Red Cross. I’m doing my part, unlike you

        • Pete Futz

          Typical libtard reply. drcldh didn’t say you were a minority, just made a comment saying you were on food stamps. Food stamps = minority? You are a racist!!

          • Guest

            Thank you, Pete! Nice to know there are still a few gentleman out there!

          • http://twitter.com/mandita74 GreenEyedGal

            @petefutz:disqus Wish I could give you 100 “likes” for that!

        • RogueRose

          Typical left-wing racist. According to U.S. Census Bureau, about 28 percent of households that receive food stamps are African American, while 59 percent are white. Of course, why let facts get in the way of a good racist smear.

        • Guest

          And you know me that well to make that assumption, Daffy? FYI, I am a lifetime donor to the American Red Cross as well…so why don’t you let that cut under your nose heal and hush! Isn’t it funny? You accuse me of doing the very same thing that you’re doing…typical liberal idiocy!

        • http://www.thegantry.net/blog Casey

          Given that drcldh didn’t even mention race, it’s obvious who the real racist is here.

          Here, daffy-dil, let me save you the trouble of posting your next few comments;

          RAAACIST!!!

          RAAACIST!!!

          RAAACIST!!!

          RAAACIST!!!

          Next up, daffy-dil explains how Romney’s (faux) relief efforts are an extension of the reich-wing Rethuglican war on women. Stay tuned…

        • Damn Proud Conservative

          I was beginning to wonder when the “RACIST” remark would come out. It never fails, when a Conservative is beating a Libtard with facts and logic, “RACIST” always comes out. Go troll MSNBC where you belong.

    • http://twitter.com/TheAngieNC2 Angie (D)

      You’re a sociopath who support Obama despite the fact that all he’s done is give us cheap money, no jobs & went to Vegas after 4 Americans were killed in a terrorist attack because he left them out there without adequate security & no aid. I don’t care what you do.

  • Sharon Kremer

    I’m sure we will see a lot of Obama during this crisis campaigning whoops I mean giving speech whoops again posing darn whats the word I am looking for here -ah oh well you get the picture,speaking instead of letting the individual Gov.and Mayors of each city and state speak to their own people on specific needs in their own cities not posing for cameras.

  • Guest

    Obamas blaming the storm on a anti-global warming you tube video.

    • Ford Prefect

      Thanks I needed a laugh.

    • mollyjb

      Maybe it is time for the righties to acknowledge what 95% of scientists agree and that is that the weather is becoming more violent and wilder due to global warming. Maybe you should watch the documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” and learn something.

      • Pushbroom

        Yeah, I want to watch a movie produced by a politician. When a politician gets involved, its for money.

        • mollyjb

          WRONG Craig! The movie was NOT produced by a politician!

          • Jamie Wilson

            Fine – produced by a guy who mostly did bloody sensationalist movies, but spearheaded by a politician. No scientists there. Good for you, that you caught Craig out on semantics. Everyone deserves a little pat on the head.

      • Jamie Wilson

        Because there were never bad storms before the 20th century, right? Maybe you should read some climate history and find out about the vast variations in the Earth’s climate just over the last few millenia – like the Little Ice Age 400 yrs ago, the Medieval Warming Period, etc.. Not even going to the different Ice Ages – and we’re not done with Ice Ages yet.

        I prefer thousands of years of history to “what Al Gore says.” That’s because I actually understand how science works.

      • AMSilver

        An Inconvenient Truth was so full of factual errors and misrepresentations that a court in Britain banned it from being shown in public schools because it fit the definition of propoganda.

        http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/images/stories/press_releases/monckton-response-to-gore-errors.pdf – Here’s a correction to Al Gore’s fraudulent movie. Maybe you should get your science from real scientists and actually learn some critical thinking.

      • aragona
  • Armando

    In times like this we should get behind and support our President to resolve the crisis faster.

    • RogueRose

      Just what is the president going to do? He has zero authority in the individual states to do anything besides authorize the release of disaster funds. The Governors of the states will resolve this crisis. Typical left-wing failure to understand we live in a Republic and the limits of Federal Govt.

      • Armando

        This crisis is big enough that it requires the federal help and coordination between the states. And stop making those sarcastic comments.

        • Guest

          Last I remember, I already have a mother and father, and certainly don’t need need anyone else telling me how to ‘behave’…I’ll make all the sarcastic comments I want! It’s better than tearing my hair out from your mental etchings!

    • Guest

      Hey, we’ve been doing his job for him for the last 4 years!

  • http://twitter.com/DaffodilTimes The Daffodil Times

    You right-wing nutjobs are so hateful, you would rather the President halt all relief efforts than see him help people

    • Guest

      You left-wing nutjobs are so hateful, you would rather make false statements about conservatives. Who here said that the President should halt all relief efforts…we’d actually like to see him do something positive for a change!

    • BeeKaaay

      The only people Obama has helped were cronies.

    • Grandma HeadInjury

      You say “right-wing nutjob” like it’s a bad thing….

  • http://twitter.com/DaffodilTimes The Daffodil Times

    How’s that ramen box holding up? And that one blanket he probably borrowed from his prize horse? Meanwhile Obama is actively saving lives. After all, what can Romney do? He has NO authority. He can’t mobilize anything but a couple of noodles

    • Guest

      @Daffy – “Meanwhile Obama is actively saving lives”…I hope to God he does a much better job this time than he did in Libya! Romney doesn’t need authority to volunteer and help and mobilize. However, next time I see him, I’ll ask him if he’ll be interested in being involved in an intervention for you…you certainly seem to be deeply engrained in the Obama cult.

  • http://twitter.com/DaffodilTimes The Daffodil Times

    Man, just think of how many people he can help with all that….NOT!

    • $30736095

      Because that photo is a real-time video feed of what’s happening. It can’t be that the supplies will grow over time???? Think before you type, although, I am getting a kick out of your posts.

      • http://twitter.com/mandita74 GreenEyedGal

        Telling Daft-y to think is like telling dinner to go cook itself. It can’t be done, but don’t you wish it could be?

        • $30736095

          LOL! I hear ya.

  • tomtom1983

    Its not the Presidents fault, it was a “scheduling conflict”. Que liberal media and Joy Behar rushing to Obama’s aid suggesting Romney’s magic, $500 trillion tax cutting and racist Mormon underwear caused global warming that created this “super storm”, thus the conflict.

    Obama is horrible.

  • mollyjb

    Newsflash to the righties: READ THE RED CROSS WEBSITE BEFORE GIVING DONATIONS for the Hurricane victims. They specifically state that they don’t want random cans of food or single items of clothing donated. They said it takes too long to sort them and package them. So what Romney is doing is basically political by sending a CAMPAIGN BUS instead of a truck loaded with goods that the Red Cross CAN’T USE! The Red Cross needs money to buy goods in bulk and deliver them ASAP to the people who have been harmed by the hurricane.

    • http://twitter.com/LoriLandRich Lori Richey

      You have no idea what you are talking about.

      • mollyjb

        Obviously you have no clue or you would have gone to the Red Cross website and read up on what they are looking for in terms of donations!

  • http://twitter.com/Momthing Momthing

    Funny thing: Demorcrats blasted GWBush because he didn’t go storming into the states affected by Hurricane Katrina with the National Guard because he respected the states’ rights to take care of their populations, and though he was ready to offer aid, and had offered ahead of time, the Democratic governor of Louisianna, and the Democratic Mayor of New Orleans refused to ask for the aid because they didn’t want to frighten the tourists. And who can forget that photo of the schoolbuses that were flooded which could have been used to take people out of New Orleans? No, instead the mayor whined about not getting air-conditioned Greyhoud buses to take his people out.
    And funny thing, Republican governors were ready and prepared. Here in Houston, we already had shelters open which we prepared for our own pepple but gladly turned over to the citizens of New Orleans.
    Now the Democrats expect Obama to order the National Guard into the states and release the hounds of FEMA to save everyone from Hurricane/SuperStorm Sandy? And tell, me, Dems, what makes you think that the Governors weren’t already prepared for this? Oh snap! I just heard a governor on TV say that they were prepared because they expected the damage and made plans accordingly.
    So yeah, Mr. Obama look presidential. After all, nobody’s going to blame YOU for all the deaths that happened during Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy. Naw, they’ll just blame Mitt Romney for “politicizing the storm.” Friendly warning Mr. Prez…if I were you I’d be real careful about using photo ops of you in the Situation Room with staff members watching coverage of Sandy…because you just know someone will be sure to mention Bengazi…and not in a nice way. Just sayin’ as the young folks like to say.

    • http://twitter.com/LoriLandRich Lori Richey

      Not only shelters, but put the survivors into empty apartments all over the city. State and county resources were stretched. Of course we were re-payed for our generosity by having the highest crime rate ever for the next year or so. Not to mention all the whining and belly aching.

      Everything you said was true except it was not just respect, it was the law. Feds cannot go in without an invitation and because W obeyed the law they have demonized him every since. I did not agree with W on everything (Patriot Act), but I think history will show what a rotten deal he got PR wise.

  • BeeKaaay

    How do you spell leadership?

    R. O. M. N. E. Y.