Monday, November 5, 2012

Tidbits From The Heartland

I wanted to share this with you all:

As I went through my day, the hospital was buzzing about the election. I've never seen anything like this in any past election. Folks were gathering in groups in the hallways, congregating in surgical wings, pulling tables together in the cafeteria. EVERYONE I talked with (or overheard. I eavesdropped a lot today!) expressed firm support for Romney; doctors, nurses, patients, and support staff. NOT ONE person voiced that they were casting their lot with Obama.  NOT ONE.

Bonus: MOST of these people had voted for Obama in '08. (Nosy me...I asked.)

I'm sensing a profound shift in outlook. The pendulum has begun its swing back toward the center, and sanity.

What's the pulse in your neck of the woods?


  1. Well, I'm not in the woods. I'm in Siberia -- figuratively speaking since I am the only American I know around here. The mood I have from a chat room I am in on Sunday nights seems to be for Obama, but that is no surprise. Some of those people are Canadian. I have no idea why their infatuation (except they probably have not heard any of the stuff Obama has f**ked up).

    On the other hand, I have had my my monitor glued on HillBuzz and Weazlezippers, with some detours onto the Big sites. I will feel much better on Wednesday morning. I will either know that we have come back from the abyss or I will be planning to apply for Canadian citizenship. Either way, we will know.

    Personally I am confident. But I will feel much better in 36 hours.

  2. According to the National Post, my "neck of the woods" Canada would vote 78% for Obama.

    Of course they never asked me...

  3. Can't wait for it to be over...I'm suffering electorial exhaustion.

  4. Our state is solidly blue thanks to the loons in Seattle and here in my town. But the friends I've spoken to are voting Romney. Also of note here, during the primary, there wasn't enough room for all the Romney voters who wanted to participate. That's pretty much unheard of here.

    So BO will probably take WA but I'm hoping for a repub governor. I think tomorrow Romney will take 300+ electoral.

  5. I'm sorry, I meant to say caucus, not primary.

    I've had about 3 hours sleep each night for the last several days. Election insomnia always hits me as we draw nearer voting day...

    I too will be glad when it's over.

  6. I would really like to hear any commentary from Dances about his state. But I think he won't be back until after work, judging by his previous comment...

  7. I'm currently in Northern Virginia, which is, of course, solid Obama territory. There seems to be a lot of voting going on and there are signs everywhere.

    I hope this race is decided before I leave for Islamabad on Friday.

    I can't believe I just typed that. My God, I live in Islamabad. I have a home in frickin' Islamabad.

    I may stay indoors for a year. Just sayin'....

  8. Best to you in Islamabad, Jourdan.

  9. Jourdan - Dear God, Islamabad?!?!?!

    Be Safe.

    I pray we have a president with large enough testicles to send a rescue if you need it.

    I pray even more that you never need it.