Monday, October 29, 2012

The Perfect Political Storm

Today's column for the Daily Banter, as you might imagine, has to do with Hurricane Sandy -- and its potential effect on the 2012 presidential election.

Here's the opening shot:

"Well, if you wanted a surprise just before the election, you got one: a late-October hurricane that practically defies explanation and description, a once-in-a-lifetime superstorm named Sandy. The storm is now pummeling the Eastern Seaboard, bringing 90-mile-an-hour winds, blistering sheets of rain and severe flooding to some of the country’s largest metropolises and most heavily populated suburban areas. And the worst is yet to come; as of this writing Sandy hasn’t even officially made landfall yet and its aftermath is sure to last days and potentially even weeks and months. In the end, this will likely wind up being an epic natural disaster. It’s certainly not the time to talk about politics — and yet in some ways it’s exactly the time to talk about politics as well as policy."

Read the Rest Here

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