Ed Rendell: Vote Democratic Or, You Might Die
The Governor of Pennsylvania engaged in some rather extreme hyperbole yesterday:
Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (D) characterized the midterm elections as a life-and-death struggle in a speech Sunday afternoon. “The choice is clear, you’ve got to go to the polls,” Rendell said during a warm-up address at a large rally in Philadelphia ahead of appearances by President Obama and Vice President Biden.
“What’s the best way to prevent [Republicans] from tearing down the president? It’s a four-letter word,” the governor said. “Vote like your life depends on it — because, you know, it just might.”
Now, I realize that this is politics, in Philadelphia no less, and that hyperbole is part of the game, but this strikes me as just a little nutty.
Trust me, your life does not depend on the outcome of the 2010 mid-term elections so, you know, calm down a little.