Nope, not the Presidential race: Incumbents normally have the advantage and Mr. Romney struck me as only slightly better. He seemed to strike everyone but the the most faithful GOP stalwarts similarly, and that's not how you win elections.
Withal, he didn't lose by much, Gary Johnson didn't vanish in the popular vote, either. Don't count on the resident of 1600 Pennsy grasping that a "squeaker" is not a "mandate," though: why should he be any different to his predecessors?
That all went pretty much as expected. What's got me sad is that Steven H. David seems to still be on the State Supreme Court. We'll probably have cause to regret that, by and by.
CHICAGO RAILROAD FAIR, 1948
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