“Democrats across the country, reeling from last year’s election loss, are investing their hopes in novice candidates like Walbridge—not just to make gains in a bellwether state like Virginia and send a message to Trump, but to claw out of the enormous hole that their long, nationwide neglect of local races has dug for the party.” MORE
THE LAST WORD
WITH LAWRENCE O’DONNELL
By Clare Kim
As the East Coast prepares for Hurricane Sandy only eight days before Election Day, voters might be wondering how a President Romney would manage a similar situation. Romney and Paul Ryan have cancelled their campaign events scheduled for Monday night and Tuesday “out of sensitivity for the millions of Americans in the path of Hurricane Sandy,” But at a Republican primary debate last June, he seemed to propose shutting down FEMA, the federal disaster management agency that’s spearheading the government’s response to the storm.
During the CNN primary debate, Romney was asked about the role of the federal government. He answered: