Tick, tick, tick

So we’ve reached the final hour of an election several years in the making. The newspapers will probably do a good job putting it all in perspective in the next couple of days. What’s interesting is how dramatically these two candidates lives’ figure to change in a matter of hours. A Corzine win, and he’s off to Trenton, and if he can slay his party’s bosses down there, then maybe he’ll be just crazy enough to put together that national campaign everyone thinks he’s itching to run. A loss, and I believe he’ll serve out the last year of his Senate term quietly, a slow but inexorable fade from relevance. As for Forrester, if he can somehow pull this off, he’ll be a national GOP hero– the man who beat that liberal Corzine, and the conqueror of a blue state in a year when being a Republican didn’t help. If he doesn’t make it, though, I think we’ve seen the last of Douglas R. Forrester. Anyway, this will be my last entry for a while. This is the biggest night in New Jersey politics, so I’ve got to jump in my car now and head to…New York City. I can explain: I’m doing NJ analysis for the WCBS-TV web cast, which I think will air on-line from 9 to 11. So check it out if you feel like it, and I promise I’ll stick up for our state if any of those big-shot Manhattanites say anything. And please, keep the e-mails coming. I’ll be able to check them regularly, and I’ll try to start updating this thing again when I get settled.

Tick, tick, tick