Nov 022008

Tonight I was going to try to write one last post unrelated to the election, but there isn’t really much else on my mind.  I finished writing my wrap-up post a little while ago.  I’ll publish it tomorrow, and that will be the last WmWms post until Wednesday.

The first presidential election in which I voted was 1992.  (I missed eligibility for 1988 by just a few months.)  So Tuesday will be number five for me.  Only in 1996 has the person I voted for lost.

How do you watch election coverage?  Do you enjoy it, or do you just consider it getting the news?  I like it, myself.

There are many things I find obnoxious about Dan Rather (and with good reason), but there’s little doubt that his quirkiness serves him well for election coverage.  I may flip over and see how/what he’s doing on HDNet.  The rest of the time I’ll switch between Fox and CNN, and probably have The Corner going on my laptop (if they can handle the traffic; they weren’t prepared for it during the debates).

It’s almost over, folks.

Whatever your friends, neighbors, relatives, coworkers and so forth have to say in the next couple of days, remember that they’ll still be around when all of this has faded.

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  9 Responses to “Election Eve Eve”

  1. Whatever your friends, neighbors, relatives, coworkers and so forth have to say in the next couple of days, remember that they’ll still be around when all of this has faded.

    And this is why I make sure that everything that I say passes the ‘morning after’ test.

    I love you, Bo.

  2. 1984 was my first – I voted via absentee ballot since I was off at college. I’ve never missed one.

  3. I share my friend Cedric’s pessimism. In his book Democracy: The God that Failed, Hans-Hermann Hoppe wrote, “Presidents and prime ministers come into their position as a result of their efficiency as morally uninhibited demagogues. Hence, democracy virtually assures that only dangerous men will rise to the top of government.”

    I will not be participating in the popular but false civic religion, but not due to apathy: these men are monsters. At least Republicans have pretended in the past to care about small government when they’re out of power, but I fear that the neocons will grow even more belligerent with their backs to the wall.

    We speak Jefferson’s language, but we live in Hamilton’s America. I’m “yearning to breathe free,” not a ward in search of a benefactor. I weep for my country.

  4. I’ve got a couple of movies lined up and several episodes of House on the DVR to occupy myself with as I avoid all election return coverage. I’m so tired of it all. The last thing I want to do is watch all the talking heads yammer all night long. Ugh.

  5. I always thought unreliable/questionable election results was the lot of Third World countries. Now I’m worried about it here in this country.

    I’ll be heading up to Gander Mountain this afternoon to look over their selection of long guns.

    These are two things I couldn’t have imagined thinking about 10 years ago.

  6. Mrs. Chili: Love you too!

    Greg: Damn, what a buzzkill you are. I’m afraid I must insist that you wrap yourself in jargon and pomp immediately. Heh.

    I understand, but what can we do otherwise? We’re whistling into a Category 400 hurricane. If I have a plausible third option, I’ll go that way. (It’s easy to forget how close Perot might have come in ’92 had he not stopped, then restarted, his campaign.) Lacking a plausible third option, am I perpetuating the problem voting “less bad”?

    wxchick: That’s probably what I’m doing the rest of the week.

    Bob: No hurry. You’ll have until January 20, anyway. 🙂

  7. 1988 was my first election – I was so excited. Haven’t missed one since.

    I’m dreading the traffic in and around the place where I vote. Traffic is bad on a normal day, so I can’t even begin to imagine how bad it’s gonna be tomorrow.

  8. Bo…you voted for Clinton in ’92 yet voted for Dole in ’96? Care to share your reasoning behind each?

  9. Scott: In 1992, I was 21 and easily seduced. In 1996, I was 25 and angry about the taxpayer-funded Clinton Legal Defense Fund.

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