What You Need To Know is a little light on links today, despite having all the news from Friday, Saturday, Sunday to draw from. That's because the nation has collectively entered into a low-pressure zone of news before the media storm we can all look forward to on Tuesday.
There may still be some undecided voters out there less than twenty-four hours before the polls open for the 2012 election, but by now we've surely passed the time point new ads or revelations could have much impact on the contest's outcome.
Add in the continuing story of perhaps the most devastating natural disasters in the history of one of the United States preeminent cities, and one finds a rather barren media landscape. Other than Hurricane Sandy related news, the vast majority of what you'll find in the news are predictions on the election's outcome, which now run the gamut from "Obama will win" to "Romney will win" to the frankly terrifying "it may be too close to call for up to several weeks."
Personally, I'll be hoping for an Obama victory, not because I'm a giant fan of the President, but because I think the alternative is far worse.
No matter the outcome though, I'm dearly looking forward to a break from what has at times seemed an eternal campaign. Remember, we've been at this now for 551 days, counting from the first Republican Primary Debate on May 5, 2011.
And now, here's what you need to know today: