Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Only State That Matters

According to the pundits, the only state that matters in the upcoming presidential election is Ohio.

If you wonder what it's like to live in the eye of the electoral storm:
  • Your phone rings 10 times a night, but it's never anyone you want to talk to.
  • The only ads you see are political ads. They're all mean and mostly lies. At this point, I'd give a kidney to see a commercial about what's on sale at the local grocery.
  • Some nights it takes three times as long to get home because you're held up by the presidential motorcade. Or because streets are blocked off for some rally. 
  • The pile of junk in your mailbox has swollen to twice it's normal size. With more lies and more meanness.
  • Talk show hosts are already predicting that you're going to screw up the election, pointing out that even the Amish here act a little crazy
This is how bad it is: The instructor for my writing program is relocating from Cincinnati to New Jersey next week. She says it's to be nearer her family and friends, but I suspect the real reason is more political.

She just can't take it anymore.


  1. Amen! I'm considering moving to a non-swing state before the next presidential election. I'm mad at both sides at this point.

  2. Now I see Romney will be visiting Kettering! Ugh! I wish they would all go away! It's all driving me nuts. Election day can't get here fast enough.

  3. It is about that bad in Colorado. I have already voted and can't wait for it to be over.

  4. I can't imagine what it's like there! I always think that they should give their votes to whoever promises not to bother them!!

  5. I have a friend who went to India until the election is over...he voted absentee as we did here in Virginia, another hot state.
    I think the predicted storm is keeping the candidates at home for awhile.

  6. I might be one of those callers since I'm making calls to Ohio's registered voters reminding them to vote early (for Obama).

    I haven't met too much opposition, when I actually get someone on the phone.

    I hear you though!

  7. It is all up to you and those crazy go vote! :)

  8. The same thing they said about Iowa.

  9. As a (successful) presidential candidate once said, "I feel your pain." It's bad enough living in a mostly uncontested state; adding all those phone calls and traffic problems would make me crazy, too. It's all over in one more week, thank goodness.


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