Lady Luck looked down at the Northeast Corridor from above the storm clouds. She decided there was enough ugliness and stopped the presidential campaign dead in its tracks. Barack Obama was going to win and that was that.
But he had to put in the performance art, like the politico walk through storm-destroyed New Jersey with its governor Chris Christie. Both lawyers mugged solidarity. The media played up the sad state of the state. Conservative Christie knew he would get the money he needed from this liberal president to make the flood waters and downed trees disappear. And all would be good.
There are unique kinds of resolutions only talented lawyers can put together.