One of the big questions resulting from Hurricane Sandy was what effect would it have on the presidential election. In this cartoon from The Telegraph, Bob suggests that Obama was the winner, and Romney the loser in political terms. In fact, the disaster gave Obama the chance to appear presidential, and the general consensus was that he did a good job during the crisis. Romney, meanwhile, was forced to suspend his campaign for a few days and lost the momentum he'd been gathering. The polls seem to bear this out, with Obama maintaining his lead in the key swing states.
The Cagle Post has a nice collection of cartoons on the political consequences of Hurricane Sandy.
The cartoon is based on a picture of Obama comforting a superstorm victim during a tour of the disaster area in the company of New Jersey's Republican governor Chris Christie. Christie, a staunch Romney supporter, praised the President's quick response to Sandy in the aftermath of the massive storm that devastated large areas of America's east coast.
The 'Sandy effect' plus the latest positive jobs report must surely be enough to ensure that Obama is re-elected to the White House, even it's a close run thing. We'll find out on Tuesday.
• The politics of Hurricane Sandy (The Economist)
• Hurricane Sandy helped Obama politically, Karl Rove says (Washington Post)
• Hurricane Sandy: Does it help President Obama politically? (The Week)
• Hurricane Sandy Poll: Obama Good, Romney Bad - video (The David Pakman Show)
• Obama Holds Lead in Florida and Ohio Polls (Wall Street Journal)
• Eight out of ten voters think Obama has done a 'good' job dealing with Sandy as Romney's poll lead is erased in wake of superstorm (Mail Online)