Considering that Mitt Romney said this during his RNC Convention speech
(To chortles, chuckles, growing to 'hilarious guffaws' from the audience, because climate change is so, you know, hilarious)
Not so funny now, is it Mitt? The impending hurricane will make things difficult for Mitt.
Put simply: no one can watch TV if their power’s out. So, so much for inundating them with TV ads.Disasters are not conducive to campaigning
Romney’s campaign had already boasted of sitting on millions for a last-minute TV push.
That brings us to the Romney-Ryan ticket: They are not in power, can't really do much, but still have to pay attention.Who's laughing now? Maybe slowing the rise of the oceans isn't so funny after all, Mr. Romney.
"I know that right now some people in the country are a little nervous about a storm about to hit the coast," Romney said. "And our thoughts and prayers are with the people who will find themselves in harm's way."
Just the forecast of a potential disaster can make politics look small. So far, the Romney campaign has stopped fund-raising e-mails into affected states, made a campaign bus available for relief efforts, started taking up collections in campaign offices and put up a blog with weather-related advice.
And the itinerary may change.
Optics are tricky, said one top Republican who added the schedule may change depending on what the storm does. A disaster somewhere would make campaigning anywhere difficult.