The president has already returned to Washington, D.C., to monitor Hurricane Sandy from the White House, and now Vice President Biden has cancelled events in Ohio and Pennsylvania over the next three days, citing “an abundance of caution.”

MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, though, has used her training as a “real journalist” to read between the lines. Internal polling showing a sure win for Obama in Pennsylvania must be the reason Biden has canceled his Scranton visit. If the state were still in play, would the campaign let a little Frankenstorm keep Biden off the stump?

Once again, leave it to the rest of us to ask the questions reporters used to ask.

Three letters: S-A-N-D-Y.

Mitchell might want to turn off MSNBC and switch over to ABC for the afternoon. It’s not the winds that have Pennsylvania suddenly leaning away from Obama.