For Mitt Romney, Hurricane Sandy Is History

As Hurricane Sandy leaves its' damaging effects on the east coast, Republican nominee for President Governor Mitt Romney collects food and supplies with volunteers at a storm relief event in Kettering, Ohio Photograph by Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images

12 p.m., Oct. 31, 2012 — Two days ago, the presidential race ground to a halt because of the hurricane—or seemed to. President Obama canceled his campaign events and returned to the White House. Mitt Romney hastily refashioned his campaign events as “storm relief efforts,” although as Buzzfeed’s McKay Coppins reveals, this mainly entailed dropping $5,000 on diapers and granola bars at Wal-Mart to enable a different kind of photo op than the one that was originally planned. Today, Romney has dropped all pretense and will return to his regularly scheduled program with a series of “victory rallies” in Florida.

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