Political Animal


November 02, 2012 8:15 AM Daylight Video

By Ed Kilgore

Just four days to go until the longest presidential cycle ever ends. Here’s Tammy Wynette and George Jones with today’s anthem: “We’re Gonna Hold On,” performed in 1973.

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.


  • joanneinDenver on November 02, 2012 8:48 AM:

    Let me tell you how Obama is going to lose the election:

    1) The problem with a major disaster is what comes after the immediate crisis....Obama is out campaigning in Boulder, the most liberal city between Boston and Berkley..meantime, the aftermath of "Sandy" is causing tremendous problems for survivors ...The Bush administration evacuated Katrina refugees and opened up refugee centers...including decomissioned army bases. The Obama administration has given no indication that it understands the magnitude of what needs to be done. In Colorado, they are calling Obama "Bush."

    2) Talk radio, the jungle drums of real people, is using the Drudge report to contrast the desperation of people in Staten Island with Obama talking in rich, smug, elite Boulder. The talking point is that Obama used the hurricane as a "Photo Op." Colorado is blanketed by conservative talk radio.

    3) "Brownie" is a talk show host in Denver. He is already on the radio denouncing the Obama administration for their lack of follow-up.

    4) Colorado is "gun" territory. The chaos at gas lines and looting is being used to demonstrate how important it is for ordinary citizens to be armed...pointing out, of course, how the Sullivan law in NYC has left citizens vulnerable.

    5) The Jersey Shore is Phila's back yard.
    There continues to be problems there and Philadelphia and its surrounding suburbs are going to blame Obama. That vote is crucial to carrying PA. That is why Romney is campaigning there on Sunday.

    If Obama is not back in the White House by Saturday, he will lose. His "elite" advisors will tell him that he has the election sewed up and he doesn't need to
    pay attention to the situation on the East Coast. They will all be on the Sunday shows talking about how great Obama was in the crisis, and Fox News will devote all of Sunday to the devastation and despair of citizens in NYC and NJ, interspersed with shots of a smiling Obama waving from his bus in Ohio....

    I am not Karl Rove, but I think I could do his job.

  • Francesco Sinibaldi on November 02, 2012 10:06 AM:

    Dans le sourire.

    Dans le
    sourire d'une
    fleur je vois
    l'éternité, le
    son de la
    neige et encore
    l'harmonie qui
    chante le

    Francesco Sinibaldi

  • ally on November 02, 2012 11:35 AM:

    So Joanne in Denver, what exactly are you doing besides listening to hate radio, looking at Drudge? (while the rest of us are giving time, effort and hard-earned money)

  • JoanneinDenver on November 02, 2012 12:42 PM:

    And your point is?