by Carl, 11/05/2012, 8:17 PM

Good Christ, I’m so glad this election is done tomorrow. I was injured and so I didn’t canvas anywhere, or do much volunteering. I usually feel like I have some control of some down-ballot races by knocking on doors or making phone calls. This time, I’ve given some money, but haven’t been able to feel like I got someone out to the polls or convinced someone by calling them. So it’s just my vote.

Don’t get me wrong, I love writing here. And I think it makes a difference. And I’m glad that y’all have stopped by. But it’s not the same as interacting with people at their door.

Even without that, this election has felt like more of a slog than they often do. Maybe since it started like 10 seconds after Obama took the oath of office. Maybe it’s a fairly negative election. I don’t even have a TV box, so I’ve missed most of the commercials, but the PAC’s and super PAC’s feel like they’re overwhelming the candidates in ways that are even worse than before.

Anyway, all this is to say, I’ll be glad when tomorrow is done. I’ll be gladder if Obama and Inslee win. So please, please, please get those ballots postmarked or dropped off by tomorrow.

11 Responses to “This Fucking Election is Almost Over”

2. Roger Rabbit spews:

There are two fascinating stores on the Newsweek/Daily Beast website tonight, one political, one not.

The first, called “A Disaster to Dwarf Sandy,” is about the ticking time bomb off the Pacific Northwest Coast known as the Cascadia Subduction Zone, and what will happen if our region gets a 9.0+ earthquake. Summary: Cities of rubble; hundreds of thousands dead.

The second, titled “Intrade is Wobbly on Obama,” has a veteran Intrade trader talking about how a professional makes money on the prediction-odds website. Answer: Exhaustive research that narrows possibilities. There are a couple of interesting tidbits here. First, the author won $25k by correctly guessing McCain would pick Sarah Palin. After his research eliminated several potential candidates, he nailed it by checking flight schedules into an Ohio airport and spotted a private jet originating in Alaska. Second, only one Intrader correctly guessed that Romney would pick Ryan — and that trader made a bundle. How he zeroed in on Ryan isn’t explained (because the author doesn’t know; but he reassures us that Intrade investigated and found the trader’s methodology was legit).

Oh yeah, one more thing, he says Obama is gonna win. That has nothing to do with his personal leanings; he has six figures riding on this year’s elections.

3. Serial conservative spews:

@ 2


The first, called “A Disaster to Dwarf Sandy,” is about the ticking time bomb off the Pacific Northwest Coast known as the Cascadia Subduction Zone, and what will happen if our region gets a 9.0+ earthquake. Summary: Cities of rubble; hundreds of thousands dead.

Drink the good stuff first, then.

4. MikeBoyScout spews:

Live from the front (range)

Here in Denver, CO the blue team is hammering it home. Across the state 10s of thousands of Obama and Democratic volunteers are staged to protect and bring in the votes.

The energy here is electric and the organization is perfected.
We will turn Colorado blue once again in 2112.

Gekko/Galt is the anvil
We are the HAMMER!

We are hammering it down the home stretch

5. Michael spews:

The headline made me chuckle and think of the Drive By Truckers song This Fucking Job.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SfNGSPZfMo

8. Michael spews:

@4
Keep up the good work, one more day to go.

I knocked on 100 doors the other day, got a really good vibe out of it. Everyone’s voting, everyone’s jazzed. I was in Tacoma’s North Slope neighborhood, which is about as solidly Democratic as it gets, the worry was people not voting, not that they’d vote for The Dark Side. But, no worries there people are turning out. We should have plenty of votes for Inslee and Bob Ferguson coming out of Tacoma.

But hey, if Reagan Dunn gets elected AG he probably wont show up for work half the time anyway…

9. Richard Pope spews:

MBS @ 4

We will turn Colorado blue once again in 2112.

That is pretty optimistic! Didn’t know Obamacare was supposed to extend life expectancies that long. Maybe by the time you are 120, 130, 140 or whatever, you might feel like relaxing, instead of campaigning so hard!

10. ArtFart spews:

@3 I think that’s one notion upon which we can all agree.

11. No Time for Fascists spews:

Does it feel like the calm before the storm?