US President Barack Obama has made an unscheduled stop at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) headquarters ahead of his visit to New Jersey to assess the damage caused by Sandy.
While New Jersey is still taking stock of the aftermath of the storm, the two Presidential candidates will today return to their campaigns.
How cynical should we be? Is this a President doing his job as comforter-in-chief or a man desperate to boost his chances of re-election?
Romney holds a hurricane relief event in Ohio, while Obama cancels his event there in order to stay in Washington to respond to Sandy.