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I thought Michelle Obama’s speech the other day was one of the most sensible commentaries on this election,

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 17:  First Lady Michelle Obama speaks as she campaigns for former Florida Governor and now Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist during an event at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex Gymnasium on October 17, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Crist is facing off against incumbent Republican Governor Rick Scott in the November 4, 2014 election  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 17: First Lady Michelle Obama speaks as she campaigns for former Florida Governor and now Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist during an event at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex Gymnasium on October 17, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Crist is facing off against incumbent Republican Governor Rick Scott in the November 4, 2014 election (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 17: First Lady Michelle Obama speaks as she campaigns for former Florida Governor and now Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist during an event at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex Gymnasium on October 17, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Crist is facing off against incumbent Republican Governor Rick Scott in the November 4, 2014 election (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

I thought Michelle Obama’s speech the other day was one of the most sensible commentaries on this election that I’ve seen.

Meanwhile, in other election news, I suspect Trump knows he has lost, and is now focusing on shaping a post-election third party movement.

Meantime, retired Marine General James “Hoss” Cartwright, once known as the Obama administration’s favorite general, was charged with making false statements.

I thought Michelle Obama’s speech the other day was one of the most sensible commentaries on this election that I’ve seen.

Meanwhile, in other election news, I suspect Trump knows he has lost, and is now focusing on shaping a post-election third party movement.

Meantime, retired Marine General James “Hoss” Cartwright, once known as the Obama administration’s favorite general, was charged with making false statements.

Photo credit: JOE RAEDLE/Getty Images

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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