Obama cancels Orlando appearance to fly to D.C. ahead of stormby George Bennett | October 29th, 2012
ORLANDO — President Obama will skip a campaign rally here this morning to fly back to Washington ahead of Hurricane Sandy.
“Due to deteriorating weather conditions in the Washington area, the President will not attend today’s campaign event in Orlando. The President will return to the White House to monitor the preparations for and early response to Hurricane Sandy,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said shortly before 7 a.m.
Former President Bill Clinton will still headline the event at the University of Central Florida, according to a pool report.
Obama arrived Sunday night and, while motorcading from the airport to the DoubleTree Hotel, stopped at a campaign office in downtown Orlando to deliver pizzas to volunteers. Today’s event was to have been the first time Obama and Clinton appeared together at a campaign rally.