The storm puts politics on hold and that’s a good thing

Posted on October 29, 2012 by

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With hurricane Sandy devastating the northeast coast, the presidential race is on a break. The President is overseeing federal disaster relief while Mitt Romney softens his criticism of his rival.

As disastrous as the storm is, at least it provides a respite from the lack of civility of the presidential campaigns. It’s only a temporary pause but with the election just a week away, we’ll only have to bear a few more days of the race.

Will the tone of this campaign bring any change toward more civility in politics? We can hope but it won’t happen without a public outcry. It will require a coordinated effort led by activists and ordinary citizens who want to bring respect back to the political process.