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Monday, October 29, 2012

The Politics Of Storms

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney boards his plane in Tampa, Fla., on Sunday, en route to Ohio for campaign events. President Barack Obama waves as he deplanes Air Force One, after arriving at Orlando International Airport in Orlando, Fla., on Sunday. (AP)

As forecasters try to anticipate the path and impact of Hurricane Sandy, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney’s political advisers are watching just as closely, trying anticipate how the storm could affect the presidential campaign.

The hurricane has forced both candidates to change their schedules and immediate strategies.

Princeton University professor of history and public affairs Julian Zelizer says it won’t be the first time that extreme weather has affected a presidential contest.

While the “super storm” gives President Obama the chance to demonstrate leadership, it also presents the risk of a misstep, such as the photo of George W. Bush flying over the damage from Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

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  • Alfred

    Weather modification at work.Look up Dr. Bern Livingston, the father of weaponized weather.Or even H.A.A.R.P., the High Frequency Active Auroral Research ProgramInteresting to note, that in Oct 1997, a simulation of a storm of Sandy’s magnitude was performed by the Feds. based on the Hurricane of 1938.Also look up the United Nations 1976 Treaty on Weather Weapons. http://www.scribd.com/doc/3436120/UN-1976-Weather-Weapon-TreatyI read this back in the late 1980′s. Yes folks, this information is out there, but don’t expect the mainstream media to fill you in on it. You think this is all a joke, do some research on it.While you are at it, do a search for Bernard Eastland, TARFOX and chemtrails.
    I’m surprised that others here on this comment section haven’t mentioned this as about 2 years ago on NPR’s Diane Rehms Show, they covered the topic of “geo-engineering”.
    I suppose its the short memories of Americans that contribute to little talk and discussion about many subjects at hand. 

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