CHANGE OF PLANS: Hurricane Shuts Down Trip

Hurricane Sandy’s assault on the East Coast reached Iowa in a different way. Former Governor Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee, canceled his appearance Tuesday night at the Temple for Performing Arts in Des Moines. Romney’s Davenport appearance Monday afternoon ended up being his last campaign event until at least Tuesday, according to his campaign.

During that event, Iowa wrestling legend Dan Gable offered his support for Romney. Gable said preparation had been key to his success as an athlete and coach and Romney is prepared for leading the country. Gable said, “I’m an Iowa guy, born and bred. I’m not a huge party guy I want you to know. I go with the person and principles.”

Romney began his event by reminding Iowans to remember Americans impacted by the storm. He said, “The damage will probably be significant and a lot of people will be out of power for a long time. So hopefully your thoughts and prayers will join with mine and people across the country as you think about those folks in harm’s way.”

He asked Iowans to donate, if they are able, to the American Red Cross.

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