Yesterday’s plane crash into a New York City high rise condo building, which took the life of Yankee’s pitcher Cory Lidle, was a frightening reminder of another day and time.
As it happened, I was home from work yesterday, fighting a heavy cold that was trying (and failing) to turn into bronchitis. On 9/11/01 I was home from work with a bad case of the flu. When the news first flashed on my television screen, it seemed to my half-awake brain that I had traveled 5 years and 1 month (to the day since yesterday was 10/11) backward in time.
Which causes me to wonder: what, if any, effect is yesterday's plane crash going to have on the November elections? I'm thinking the effect will be SUBTLE but still a very powerful reminder to the undecided. As it should be.