U.S electoral politics

With the election just over a week away, Hurricane Sandy has the Presidential campaigns scrambling. Not just in scheduling and rescheduling and travel hiccups, but also which candidate could possibly gain political ground as a result.

Union College political science professor Brad Hays is just back from the battleground state of Ohio and joins by phone from Union College this morning.

In the introduction to his massive chronicle of combat, entitled “Men At War,” Ernest Hemmingway described his subject as… “…that thing which no one knows about who has not done it.”   Much later in the sequence of events, he modified his unmitigated statement with this qualifier:  “As they get further and further away from a war they’ve taken part in, all men have a tendency to make it more as they wish it had been, than how it really was.”