In any close basketball game, the last few minutes take just about forever. There are strategic time-outs to regroup and plan, and there are numerous fouls given by the team behind just to get the ball back. An election is no different, and Hurricane Sandy is the timeout needed by Team Obama to ice the win.
But they had the lead going into it. The economic reports coming out this week show the score very clearly, and it’s definitely Obama’s game to lose. As the press starts to bubble how big the lead is and Romney starts to foul out, we can see how this developed very clearly over the long summer – as was noted in Barataria all along.
The real difference between an election and a hoop game is that not many people know how to keep score.