Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 | 2:01 a.m.
In a few days, we’ll know which candidate made the best case for their vision of America’s future. The election results may be close. Early voting returns show a valid case for one candidate over the other and vice versa. They look back in history to predict the future. But history isn’t static. It changes.
This year we have two historic events that likely will affect the election. First was the murders of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11. Hurricane Sandy pummeled the East Coast and parts of the Midwest. Both will be used as excuses for losing. In fact, they may or may not be.
Early in the political season, many said debates don’t make a difference. After they happened, many said debates did make a difference.
Libya and Hurricane Sandy have pros and cons for both candidates. The storm pre-empted campaign events, and some important economic data scheduled for release may not be available due to the storm closures in Washington, D.C. Some have said that data could make or break the election. Not true.
The outcome of the election was predestined in August 2011 when the White House knew Gov. Romney would be the party nominee and decided to run a campaign to attack him personally. It backfired. The results on Nov. 6 will confirm this.