The Duck of Minerva

The Duck Quacks at Twilight

The incredibly shrinking margin of victory

November 8, 2008

As of this morning, Norm Coleman is beating Al Franken by a scant 221 votes. If the trend continues, he may come to rue his strange his claim that “too much is at stake” for a (legally mandated) recount.

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Daniel H. Nexon is a Professor at Georgetown University, with a joint appointment in the Department of Government and the School of Foreign Service. His academic work focuses on international-relations theory, power politics, empires and hegemony, and international order. He has also written on the relationship between popular culture and world politics.