Don’t see this paragraph in Tom Flanagan’s referencing of the Punic Wars today. Maybe the copy desk cut it for the sake of sensationalism. In fairness then, we’ll print it here. (Officially, it’s from Hilary Clinton’s speech on Tuesday night.)
“Tonight I ask you to remember what a presidential election is really about. When the polls have closed and the ads are finally off the air, it comes down to you, the American people, and your lives and your children’s futures.”
Those are, obviously, a profoundly earnest couple of sentences. But that doesn’t make the sentiment contained therein any less true. And that Mrs. Clinton would have to make a point of reminding everyone of that says much in itself.