In all of this election coverage, I can't help but cringe ever time I hear people misuse historic/historical.
Many reporters are saying a historic event instead of an historic event which is forgivable enough. But I'm surprised about the categorical use of historical. Am I wrong in thinking that Obama's election will be historical in 40 years, but in fact is simply historic for the moment? And if I am correct in this line of thinking, I'm guessing you have noticed this misuse of historical it as well.