Nightly News | October 26, 2012
>>> and on top of everything else, the frantic pace as they try to finish, now they really do have to worry about the storm, heading for some of the most valuable political real estate there. peter alexander has more.
>> reporter: brian, good evening to you as hurricane sandy takes aim on the east coast , forecasters are north the only ones on alert, the campaign strategists are, as well. with crews defending against potentially devastating flooding in virginia, the campaign cancelled a rally. officials in north carolina say they could suspend early voting , if needed. in ohio, snow threatens to hurt the voting efforts. in iowa today, he was introduced by a situation with the state's senior senator .
>> we'll put america on a new path to a new day with a new president. obama. a new president romney , pardon me.
>> time for new bold changes that measure up to the moment, that can bring the americans families to the certainty that the future will be better than the past.
>> reporter: speaking to a construction plant that benefitted from mr. obama's help, he blasted the opponent.
>> we're the nine million jobs that the president promised.
>> reporter: president obama targeted the most loyal supporters without ever leaving washington, courting young voters now on tv.
>> we now have to go directly to the source, the colleges and universities and say you have to work on cutting tuition.
>> reporter: later, working on the undecideds.
>> the major election in any issue is can you count on the person you're putting into the oval office , fighting for you, having a clear set of convictions.
>> reporter: meanwhile, the romney campaign's national co -- chair, john sununu , criticized them of using stereotypes.
>> how lazy, detached he is.
>> reporter: backing away from new comments on cnn's questioning why colin powell endorsed the president.
>> when you take a look at colin powell is that an issue based on issues, or a slightly different reason for preferring president obama .
>> what reason would that be?
>> well, i think when you have somebody of your own race that you're proud of being president of the united states . i applaud colin for standing with him.
>> reporter: sununu released a statement, calling colin a friend, but not apologizing. i don't doubt that it was based on anything but the support of the president. and we reached out to the romney campaign for comment, but they offered nothing in addition to sununu's statement.