They finally cancelled the NYC Marathon that was supposed to happen today. Was it the right thing to do?

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They finally cancelled the NYC Marathon that was supposed to happen today. Was it the right thing to do?

Bignuf Bignuf
Hotels were already full of people whose homes were damages, police were not even keeping up with looting, and to run the marathon would have drawn so many more resources away from people needing help after "Sandy" blew through. However, the Mayor claimed it was bringing revenue into the city that was much needed and it would have been a signal that NYC cannot be shut down, while the Governor claimed it needed to be postponed this year.

Do you think cancelling was the right thing to do?

(By the way, Kudo's who were already there for the race and volunteered, instead, to give aid to the people who needed it)!!!
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Yes, it was the right thing to do to shut it down for 2012
Sammi , panthercat23 , Rossie , AHubbyof2SexualMinds , MrWishyWashy , deltalima , Gunsmoke , Allstars316 , Checkmate , rosythorn , wicked weasel , leanright69 , Pink Lily , TheirPet , padmeamidala , shesFlawless , Kissaki , unfulfilled , mpfm , roskat , Apirka , LavenderSkies , dv8
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No, the race should have gone on to help the city recover.
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Total votes: 24 (24 voters)
Poll is closed
11/04/2012
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panthercat23 panthercat23
The race would detract from the clean up effort I think.
11/04/2012
cricket cricket
yeah i think so
11/04/2012
Rossie Rossie
I'm glad they canceled it, there are much more important things to take care of, rather then spending the city's time and energy on the marathon.
11/04/2012
AHubbyof2SexualMinds AHubbyof2SexualMinds
I think it was the right thing to do. Starting it on Staten Island, where there is so much devastation would have been a tone deaf move. It makes sense to cancel it for this year.
11/04/2012
MrWishyWashy MrWishyWashy
Yes, given the circumstances I feel it was a good idea.
11/04/2012
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
The only mistake was not cancelling it sooner.
11/05/2012
Allstars316 Allstars316
Yes it was the right thing to do.
11/05/2012
neil i. neil i.
No good reason to have held it. There really should never have been any doubt about cancellation.
11/05/2012
rosythorn rosythorn
Yea, but I wonder if they could have postponed it till like Feb, but then again i don't know what the weather would be like. Too cold?
11/05/2012
leanright69 leanright69
Should have been done sooner.
11/05/2012
TheirPet TheirPet
I thought it was crazy when they said they were still going to do it. I'm glad they cancelled it.
11/05/2012
Pink Lily Pink Lily
I think there's too much going on right now to have a race. It would just spread resources too thin.
11/05/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I'm glad they cancelled it. When I heard on the radio they were going to continue it, I was very curious about why.
11/05/2012
roskat roskat
It was the right thing to do. They should have canceled it earlier.
11/05/2012
Total posts: 15
Unique posters: 15