Elections in the Time of Ebola

October 31, 2014 7:13 PM

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How will the Ebola crisis influence next week's mid-term elections in the US? One might expect that an epidemic limited almost entirely to West Africa should be way, way down on the list of factors likely to swing American voters. What with ISIS, the economy, Obamacare, abortion and so many other issues of greater direct relevance to the United States.

But a spectacularly scary hemorrhagic fever outbreak -- ravaging countries a mere single plane flight from the USA! -- holds the potential to propel a rightward swing next Tuesday.

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