Sunday, October 26, 2008


John McCain appeared on Meet the Press today with Tom Brokaw and declared that he was not yet finished and that this race was going to be very close and that he would emerge the victor. Certainly that's possible and surely the race will tighten over the last days. But I couldn't help but notice the place from which McCain mounted his most recent last stand - Waterloo. Iowa, not Belgium, but sometimes this campaign feels like an elaborate joke.

(image credit: "Napolean abdicated in Fontainebleau", Paul Delaroche, 1845, The Royal Collection, London)