Never in living memory has an election been more critical than the one fast approaching — that’s the quadrennial cliché as expected as the balloons and the bombast. And yet when has it ever felt so urgently true?²When indeed.
So I would like to watch this year's election results unfold, and I would like to do so among friends. If I were to hold an election-night party, at which the TV would be used for web browsing and the live commentary would come from NPR, would anyone want to come to it?
Would you attend my hypothetical tv-free election night party?
¹ Where effectively means I have a TV — a rather nice 32-inch LCD TV, in fact. What I don't have is cable service or an antenna: what little I watch comes form the Internet or on DVDs.
² "Comment: The Choice," The New Yorker, "The Talk of the Town" column, October 13, 2008, p. 51.