As you know, I cast my primary ballot this morning. I actually had to stand in line at Christ the Savior Lutheran Church – which surprised me, since it was about 6:30 in the AM when I went to cast my ballot.
I did notice that everyone there who went before me at the registration table was voting in the Democratic Party primary – whether or not they were actually Democrats is an open question. I got my voting done, voting for John McCain for president, and then making sure to vote for Beverly Gard and Dan Burton – everything else was local county level stuff.
The one thing I did notice was that the election volunteers actually had people my age there, and a couple of attractive women. This is the first time that has happened since, uh, ever. Every single other election I’ve ever voted in, the volunteers were uniformly old-blue hairs. I fully support election volunteers being attractive.
I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I do agree with Tam that the weather may be a factor in this election (I can’t believe that the weather might be a factor, not that I agree with Tam. I do that all the time – ed). It saddens me that our current political scene is such that we literally have “fair-weather voters” who will turn out to vote for their messiah only if they won’t get rained on in so doing.
I do think Hillsy will win it though – my gut instinct is that Obama won’t be able to get enough of the college kid/young vote out to beat Hillary’s appeal to the more traditional Democrat base. Plus, you can factor in what seems to be a pretty sizable chunk of GOP voters deciding they want to torpedo Barack on the presumption that McCain will beat Hillary like a rented mule.
I’ll have more election coverage this evening, and a special podcast wrap-up tomorrow morning.