Barbour: Sandy Could Be ‘Manna From Heaven’ for Obama

Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is predicting a boost in the polls for President Barack Obama as Election Day approaches, due primarily to his strong response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy.

“The biggest change in the race is to Obama’s favor — and that’s been this storm,” the Republican told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren, adding that he would be “surprised if he doesn’t make a little bit of a comeback here.”

Barbour said the hurricane, from a political perspective, was “like manna from heaven” for the president, because it allows him to show leadership in directing the government’s response to a natural disaster without having to spend the week before the election defending his record.

Newsmax.com
10/31/12