Sunday, November 4, 2012 – 09:00 a.m.

After a brief glimmer of sun on his re-election bid chances, due to Hurricane Sandy, President Barack Obama now faces the music from the ineptitude of federal disaster relief efforts.

Actually, the term backlash is more appropriate.

The result? Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has started squeezing Obama in critical swing states never imagined just a month ago.

The states of Pennsylvania, Iowa, Wisconsin, Colorado, Michigan, New Hampshire, and Minnesota are in-play now. Obama’s trips this weekend to Colorado, Iowa and New Hampshire transmit as much.

The President’s early voting edge he enjoyed in Ohio in 2008, has also evaporated.

Tuesday night will be a long night. But not as long as some people believe. Voter intensity, evident at Romney rallies and early voting, is likely to overtake the evening. The reason falls back to the economy and nothing else.

The economy sucks, and will likely do so for some time under the President, and deep down people can feel it.

That feeling will be most evident when the undecided vote is recorded.