We are not sure what the final turnout will be, but the lines were pretty short when we got to our local voting spot this morning. This normally snoozer of a Senate race has gotten such national attention that is is hard to imagine we won't get a strong turnout in spite of the crappy weather.
It is equally hard to imagine how Coakley could lose to Brown in this race. Just look at the difference in the quality of the signage for god's sake! Professionally printed (Coakley) vs hand-drawn by 3-rd graders (Brown). Where we voted, there were no "Vote For Brown" signs at all! It was "Coakley" only.
After completing our civic duty, we stopped by our favorite bakery
(GREAT ham & cheese croissants, god-awful Green Mountain coffee) and attempted to get a read from the locals on how this election is going to swing. Unfortunately, none of the folks were in a chatty mood and basically just ignored us.
OK...even with our crack reporting skills, we have no feel at all for how this race is going to turn out tonight. Regardless, we already have mandatory state healthcare coverage. So, as a state, we don't much care how the healthcare bill is going to do nationally. Just remember this, if you get sick, stay where you are. We don't want any of your germs and we certainly are not going to cover your ass. [Permalink] -Special Election Day