Archive for November 2nd, 2012
From the great Mark Fiore — this is not a test!
The reasons given for not canceling the marathon seem to be it will be good for morale and that it generates money.
Well, I’m not sure how you can count on money when many people can’t get into the city and the morale argument seems to only apply to those able to attend the event – not those whose communities are still suffering. Also, using the police and other city service personnel for anything other than Hurricane relief seems ridiculous – not to mention really bad optics.
But I could be missing something. What do you think?
UPDATED: NYC MARATHON NOW CANCELED
I think we are looking at our final map here, folks. Obama has come on in Florida, but it is still possible that Romney can win that state. In fact, I think Nate Silver gives the odds to Romney there. Meanwhile, it is also possible that Obama can win in North Carolina, but that is much less likely that Romney winning Florida.
Why am I so confident on Obama winning Florida, you ask? Yesterday, a Democratic operative sent the Tampa Bay Times some data on the early vote in Florida so far “to make the point that President Obama is crushing Mitt Romney when it comes to banking the votes of sporadic and infrequent voters before election day.”
“So far more than 3 million Floridians have cast a ballot by absentee, mail-in ballot or in-person early vote ballot. Democrats lead by more than 60,000 votes, but it’s the unlikely voter numbers that jump out: Of the nearly 414,000 Floridians who did not vote in the last three general elections, Democrats have an advantage of more than 53,000 votes. Of the more than 482,000 Floridians who have only voted in one of the last three general elections, Democrats lead by more than 77,000 — a total of more than 132,000.”