The Most Important News
What’s the most important news to come across the wires in the past 24 hours?
More on the elections? NO
The Ted Haggard evangelical scandal? NO
Miami upsetting the undefeated ‘Da Bears? NO
Scribner Place groundbreaking? NO
Louisville # 3 in BCS Rankings? L Yes!
Next up this Thursday evening, the #3 ranked Cardinals will square off against the #15 Scarlet Knights of Rutgers. Both teams are undefeated, in regular season and Big East conference play. An overflow crowd is expected at what will be the Cards toughest road game this season (until they get to the National Champiosnhip, that is.)
Other Louisville related articles in today’s C-J.
Shoe is on other foot for Cards.
BCS Ranking Puts Title Game in U of L's Reach.
In all seriousness, though, tomorrow is Election Day. Folks are projecting heavy turnout, even locally; Strong turnout expected at polls in S. Indiana
I hope and pray such turnout is true, for I think that voting is perhaps the most cherished civil right that we have. I am however, long enough in tooth to have seen all this ‘mid-term, high turnout hype’ many times before, only to be disappointed the next morning.
Every vote does make a difference. In one of my prior posts, Happy Birthday America!, I highlighted how but one vote has at various times in the history of our country made a difference.
A few final interesting political anecdotes, for whatever they are worth.
In mid-term elections, in the second term of a sitting President, the opposition party has, on average, picked up 31 House seats and 6 Senate seats.
Since 1860, in mid-term elections when the country has been at war, the opposition party has, on average, picked up 35 House seats.
The House has never changed hands without the Senate doing likewise.
And, Go Cards!