The next 48 hours are going to be brutal. The polls are looking really, really good for Obama, but I don’t dare get my hopes up too much. There is just too much news about potential problems with the voting process in too many states. And how can that be, in this country? There is no excuse for us to not be able to handle an election where the majority of eligible voters actually vote. We have the technology.
It’s almost as if those in power don’t want the masses to actually be able to vote.
But before I go off on a socialist tirade here, I’ll just say that I know that this election will be watched over very carefully by the lawyers, and hopefully any problems will not go unnoticed. I just hope the Supremes don’t have to decide who the president is again. They didn’t do such a hot job with that last time ….
I’m trying not to watch the pundits too much today, because really, what can they say that I don’t already know? But I am at home today with the car in the shop (my neighbors will be happy to know that I am finally getting my muffler fixed, so, no more “blub blub blub” at 6:30 am). I know I won’t be able to resist checking out some blogs during the day today, but I’m going to try to keep myself otherwise occupied — get ahead on some homework, bake some banana bread, put a dent in the pile of laundry.
And I’ll try to keep this post from FiveThiryEight.com in mind:
Barack Obama’s position has become somewhat stronger since our update this afternoon. We now have him with a 5.8 point lead in the national popular vote, and winning the election 96.3 percent of the time. Earlier today, those figures were 5.4 and 93.7, respectively.
Banana bread’s ready! Come and get it!
(Now if I can just sell enough loaves to raise $250 for a new muffler, I’ll be all set! Is $10 per loaf too much?)