After you do your duty, tune into The Rational Middle at 7 pm eastern for 5 hours of live coverage of the election. I will live blog updates for the races for the House, Senate, and the White House, and you can comment directly via Facebook. Unless you really want to watch Fox or MSNBC all night
OK kids…time for a time out! I may just be calling this for myself, but that’s OK…it is my blog. In any case, today is a no politics Thursday in The Rational Middle. No debates, no controversies, no names, no pundits…just a series of things we can all agree on…well, maybe.
President Obama continues to hold narrow leads in the national polls (most of the time), and narrow leads in enough battleground states to be the favorite. Events like conventions and debates move the needle, but the majority of the effect of these events is temporary.
Mitt Romney has learned, through a lifetime in a very particular form of business, that his success is a product of his willingness to risk the wealth and livelihood of others. Because of his immersion on Wall Street, he has learned that the correct words to the correct audience represent fruitful investment, rather than fruitful invention. He has learned that one very primary and personal goal is worth any and all collateral damage in the future.