Although it's entirely appropriate that the president would survey Sandy's devastation firsthand, the news may come as a blow to the Romney campaign. When asked this morning on Fox News whether Christie might view the damage with Romney, the Republican governor responded, "I have no idea, nor am I the least bit concerned or interested ... I’ve got a job to do here in New Jersey that’s much bigger than presidential politics."
While it may be wrong to view Obama's Wednesday visit as anything but a pragmatic response to a dire situation it will still sting the Romney campaign.
On Sunday Christie warned that Sandy could be "worse than Irene":
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