On Sunday morning, amid the ongoing questions over the attacks in Benghazi and the predictable expressions of confidence from both presidential campaigns, the Sunday show guests tried to make sense of Hurricane Sandy and what effect such a late-breaking storm would have on tomorrow's outcome.
"The hurricane is what broke Romney's momentum," said Haley Barbour, the former chairman of the Republican National Committee, on CNN's "State of the Union."
Democrats executed a coordinated assault on Mitt Romney's personal finances on Sunday morning.
Across the morning political shows, surrogates for President Obama renewed their attack on Romney's offshore investments, after a Vanity Fair article this week delved into the details of Romney's finances, which was followed by an Associated Press story that detailed a previously undisclosed Bermuda company controlled by Romney.
"No wonder Republicans are livid with the early coverage of the 2012 general election campaign," Politico wrote in its much-discussed, indirectly argued story today headlined "To GOP, blatant bias in vetting."
Officially, Barack Obama is in town to attend the U.N. General Assembly meeting, and to raise a couple million bucks while he’s at it. Of course, his trip also comes just days after some of the city’s voters used a special election to send a Republican to Congress, a result that the national G.O.P. is still gloating over.
At the annual New York State G.O.P. dinner last night, which fortuitously fell the day after Republicans' biggest election win here in recent memory, local partisans took turns congratulating themselves on Bob Turner's victory, and on what they said was the party's bright future in New York.
Andrew: Well, to me, it's a problem of the general versus the specific. It's impossible for anyone to challenge Haley Barbour's memories of his youth. They're his memories. He's entitled to remember the 1960s in Yazoo fondly if he likes. The CCC, on the other hand, is an organization that had a membership, held meetings, took minutes, put out statements, and created a paper trail that reporters can and will follow if Barbour chooses to run for president. It will be fairly easy to check whether the local chapter of the organization was in fact as much a force for good as Barbour claims.