It’s not as if any side is going to surrender on Wednesday. The political fights will continue. But the results from Tuesday will matter for the future, the present, and the past.
The American future will be greatly determined on Tuesday. The vote on Tuesday will also be a shout from today’s electorate as to what kind of country we want. Tuesday will also inform us all as to what happened in the past – if Obama loses we’ll finally get to hear the truth about his history and campaigns as well as rejoice in the judgment call of history on his tactics througout his electoral history.
A Mitt Romney win on Tuesday will mean that race-baiting as a political movement will end – character, not skin color will determine our choice in leaders. A Mitt Romney win on Tuesday will mean the American voter believes in accountability as to elected officials and not smear and fear slime tactics as practiced so dexterously in Chicago. A Mitt Romney win on Tuesday means the American future is not the Greece present.
If Barack Obama wins on Tuesday all restraints on race-baiting, fear/smear politics, and unaccountable elected officials will get worse.
With both these scenarios we’ll bet on the American people but we all have to understand the toxic influence of Big Media on our daily lives and on our electoral process.
Vote as if your lives depended on it because in many ways they do.
As the Professor says, today will be a day of mostly meaningless predictions as to Tuesday’s outcome. There is already a fun Hot Air Survey: Your Election Predictions.
The Professor also graphically reminds us that on election day 1980 the polls, according to Associated Press, held the election “too close to call”. Reagan won solidly. This is important because as we have written before Mitt Romney has premised his campaign on the 1980 campaign.
Last night, CBS aired the latest episode of "The Good Wife."
Amanda Peet (WB's "Jack & Jill") was the guest star. She played an officer who was assaulted in Afghanistan by a contractor and Alicia jumped one barrier after another to try to get justice. In the end, it didn't come. But as Peet's character said, they got her attacker in court and that was more than she thought would happen.
Diane. The snake. She's yet again buttering up to Carey. I feel sorry for Carey and am glad he's not as naive as he once was. Nathan Lane's character is angry and mad and making everyone miserable. Diane notes that he seems to like Carey. So Carey goes to talk to him and comes back explaining that Nathan's reading Steve Jobs' book and trying to implement that type of management style.
A few e-mails accuse me of being a psychic. Others say C.I. tipped me off.
Last week, I wrote:
Remember Maddie? Maura Tierney's character. I like her. She brings life to the show, there's a lift any time she has a scene.
Remember she's rich and she's a feminist and she wants to be friends with Alicia and she gave money to Peter's campaign. She says she's humiliated when the story about the alleged affair breaks. Eli swears it's not true.
But she meets with the woman and tells Eli she's withdrawing her support for Peter. Eli points out that, due to the straw poll this episode and Peter getting 96%, there are no other Democratic candidates for her to support.
So is she going to back a Republican?
Possibly but what I think we're going to see is Maddie's going to run for office. Maddie's going to run against Peter.
Why she would, I don't know. But that's where I see this headed.
That's what happened. She told Alicia she's running for office. Alicia told Peter. Maddie went to Peter and told him she was backing her own campaign with her millions. He might beat her in the primary but then a Republican would win because he'd go on to the general election with no money.
She's trying to intimidate him into dropping out.
Again, not psychic, not tipped off. Just saw it coming.
Psychic? Try Mike. I'm still blown away how, half-way in (maybe less) to last season of "Fringe," Mike figured the whole thing out, about how Peter was home and didn't know it. That the machine had wiped him out of his own timeline but the memories of Olivia and people like that bled through.
Kalinda's husband lost the bid. Alicia told Kalinda who was not a picture of relief. Then Carey found a loophole and told Alicia (by one week, a former government employee who is a partner was not eligible to bid on the job). Alicia's going to keep that quiet, it appears right now. If she does, I bet Carey tries to bury her with that.
Someone, the FBI agent that likes Kalinda?, gave Kalinda a photo of her an Eli so she'd know that there was an investigation. She's attempting to figure out if Eli's being investigated or she is.
Also Jackie kept firing caretakers until Alicia suggested to Peter he hire a man. As Alicia expected, Jackie (her mother-in-law) will listen to a man.
Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"