This week’s elections have headline writers reaching for just the right metaphors to characterize the coming Republican gain. For inspiration, they’ve drawn on the weather, war, and, dramatically, if unsurprisingly, the end of days. Sadly, no one is yet to scream, “Iceberg, right ahead!”
Here’s a look at this year’s electoral lexicon.
Apocalypse: A Democratic one could be wishful thinking from the Journal.
Armageddon: Perhaps unsurprisingly, the term of choice for the Christian Broadcasting Network’s David Brody.
Bloodbath: Fox is baying for one.
Hurricane: MSNBC sees the winds coming in its final polling.
Landslide: Expect to hear more from this natural disaster in coming days, but some are getting in early.
Rout: Politico can see the mobs coming.
Tornado: Metro.co.uk reports the president is facing a twister of the Republican variety.