NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- It's the October surprise few pundits would have forecast: A hurricane barreling down on the East Coast a week ahead of the presidential election.
While residents from Virginia to the New England region braced for the so-called superstorm, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney chose Monday to break from a brutal campaign cycle to monitor the impact of Hurricane Sandy.
The president cancelled his appearances for Monday and Tuesday to be in Washington for briefing on the massive storm, while the former Massachusetts governor also chose to cancel the majority of his appearances on Monday and all of them on Tuesday.
But Romney will return to the campaign trail in Florida on Wednesday while Obama remains in Washington."Due to Hurricane Sandy, President Obama will no longer travel to Ohio for campaign events on Wednesday," Obama's campaign said in a statement to reporters. "The president will remain in Washington D.C. to closely monitor the impact of and response to the hurricane." Romney's team announced a multi-rally Florida swing through Tampa, Coral Gables and Jacksonville. "He