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Savannah Guthrie: Hurricane Sandy Handed To Obama ‘From Above’ To Let Him Appeal To Independents

NBC News anchor Savannah Guthrie appeared on Meet the Press on Sunday where she was asked about President Barack Obama’s strategy heading into the final stretch of the 2012 campaign. She said that president Barack Obama’s campaign has focused primarily on appealing to his base prior to Hurricane Sandy. However, she said that Sandy was a moment given to Obama “from above” which has allowed him to show leadership and appear centrist.

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“When you have a race this tight, a thing like a Hurricane can move the needle,” said Guthrie.

“In the last three or four weeks of the campaign, I don’t think he had been going out of his way to appeal to independents whatsoever,” Guthrie added. “Here was a moment, handed to him seemingly from above, where he could look like that strong, independent, steady-in-the-storm – very appealing to middle-of-the-road voters and, I might add, unmarried women voters who are going to be very key in this election.”

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