Every year at this time, we like to look back at our most-read posts and take a trip down Memory Lane.  Which topics got the most traction?  What really burned up the wires?  As one might imagine, the top 40 posts in terms of traffic include a number of election topics, but it wasn’t just the election that kept Hot Air readers riveted in 2012.  We’ll take a look over the next few days at the top 40 most-viewed posts, starting with slots 40-31 today:

More tomorrow!