With the American Election Day fast approaching, U.S. President Barack
Obama resumes campaigning for re-election Thursday after spending
several days heading the federal government's response to the Atlantic
Obama will travel to the so-called "battleground states" of Wisconsin,
Nevada and Colorado, three states that could determine if he or
Republican challenger Mitt Romney will gain the 270 electoral votes
needed to win next Tuesday's election. The president suspended his
campaigning Monday as Sandy devastated the coastal area of New Jersey
and caused massive damage to New York City. Romney also spent several
days rallying for donations for Sandy's victims.
Obama traveled to New Jersey Wednesday to get a first-hand look at the
damage with Republican Governor Chris Christie, who praised the
president's handling of the disaster, despite being a supporter of
held a rally in Florida, Wednesday, his first official campaign event
since Sandy made landfall, but avoided directly criticizing Obama.
''It is my view that we should not continue along the same path, but it
is time to take a new path - a bold, aggressive change, because the road
we're on, the road we are on is not doing so well," said Romney.
The former Massachusetts governor will hold campaign rallies Thursday in
Virginia, another crucial state.
The president and Romney are virtually tied nationally in recent voter
opinion polls. But the Democratic incumbent holds a narrow lead in
several of the battleground states.