Delayed by Snow
The funny thing about Massachusetts is that it snows here every winter and nobody gets any better at driving in it. After a VERY long commute home and a stop off at the polls to vote I am way late after dinner. There was plenty of great stories out there today and the blogroll on the left should be used in case of financial news need!
As I had written in the last post, the Massachusetts Senate special election is today and I am sure you have heard about it no matter where you are. My anecdotal observations from voting:
-About 2 times as many people as for the last Presidential election at my voting station.
-Scott Brown signs on cars and in front of the school were running about 4 to 1 over Martha Coakley signs.
-Heard at least 10 times: Question: "Do you think he can pull it off?". Answer: "I hope so."
It seems Mr. Brown has a realistic chance to win which is jaw dropping here. Still, he will have to win by a fair amount as the city "vote creation", I mean "turnout" will be large and there is always the fun game of "Absentee Ballot Avalanche" to contend with.
As is aid before the only thing that moves a politician is the idea they are going to be sent home. Protests, marches, and phone calls are nice but they do not scare anyone. A win for Brown here may have the desired effect of waking the elected few up to the people's will. It could also be a fine example of how easy it is to get real change; just go out and vote, it's that simple.
For those looking for a new way to do things, I submit from Outside The (Cardboard) Box The Cardboard Manifesto.
Have a good night.