Don't label 2013 an 'off year' in politics
By tradition and habit, we might be tempted to call 2013 an "off year."
The high-drama, high-turnout national and state elections are shrinking fast in the rearview mirror, and the political calendar for the coming year offers strictly regional elections.
But consider the last time we reached this point in the election cycle. Low turnout and an anti-incumbent mood gave way to some very...