As Mark says, these stories don’t mean much and they are more just to pass the time and to celebrate the democratic process. But I’ll add to this one before I paste it below that I have been surprised how many people in New York City — from security guards to millionaires, have seen me with a McCain-Palin pin and asked, “Have any good news?” or “Is there any chance?” They tell me “I have my fingers crossed.” They even say, “I am praying. ” Does this mean McCain will win? Of course not. But it’s been interesting/surprising and does serve as a reminder that no election is over when the media — or a candidate — says it is, but when the voters are in and counted.
I live right off Washington Sq Park,, in the middle of NYU-ville and where Obama signs are everywhere.
As I stood in line, I looked around and assumed I was the only person who was going to vote for McCain (aka voting against Obama). As I waited outside the voting booth, I noticed that the curtain had a “hole” in between those metal things that it hangs from – I’m tall and it was in such a place that I could see who she was going to vote for. I indulged my human urge to be nosy and see who she voted for. I also chose to be a masochist and watch her pull down the thingie for Obama.
oops, she voted for McCain.
I’d like to see the Vegas odds on two people in Greenwich Village voting McCain back to back.
I know it’s optimistic (in the extreme) to think this is being played out again and again in Greenwich Village but it did make me wonder just how often today, in the privacy of the booth, people are going to go against the conventional wisdom and vote McCain.
I have a feeling in my gut we’re in for a big surprise.
Or, it might simply be gas.