Mitt Romney's campaign releases a statement, announcing the cancellation of tonight and tomorrow's rallies.
"Out of sensitivity for the millions of Americans in the path of Hurricane Sandy, we are canceling tonight's events with Governor Romney in Wisconsin and Congressman Ryan in Melbourne and Lakeland, Florida.
We are also canceling all events currently schedule for both Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan on Tuesday. Governor Romney believes this is a time for the nation and its leaders to come together to focus on those Americans who are in harms way. We will provide additional details regarding Governor Romney's and Congressman Ryan's schedule when they are available."
It's impossible to deny the political impact this storm could have. Barack Obama's campaign had grown increasingly negative and, at times, petty the past two weeks, and this gives him another chance to recalibrate, take high ground, look presidential, and be the nation's potential consoler-in-chief. This week might be all about the power of incumbency.
Meanwhile, take note of where the race stands at the precipice of this potentially historic moment. T
Today's newest Gallup tracking poll shows Romney leading 51%-46% among likely voters, once again suggesting that a national lead for Mitt has become a new normal in Gallup polling.