A Senator Admin official has said that President Obama has been receiving updates through the night on hurricane Sandy:
Overnight, the President continued to receive updates from his team on the ongoing recovery efforts, including efforts by state and local officials and private utility companies to restore power. This morning the President will again receive a substantial briefing from his team on the impacts and the extensive federal support being provided to support state and local recovery efforts. The President continues to direct his team to lean forward aggressively.
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.