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.