Shelley from Rain: A Dust Bowl Story reminds us to vote today, “no matter how hopeless it may seem.” I don’t share her pessimism, but that’s probably because nothing in the world can harsh my buzz this year. I’m on sabbatical! At the Huntington Library! Getting work done! And the election won’t change that one way or the other.
Remember somewhere [like, say California, or Colorado] the sun is shining, and so the right thing to do is let it shine for you!
I didn’t vote today–I voted a few weeks ago, as soon as my Colorado mail ballot hit my mailbox. (It was surprisingly easy to get the state of Colorado to mail my ballot to California–I changed my mailing address online, no questions asked.) I expect that a lot of you also voted by mail, or at early vote stations. (I’m such a nerd I even vote in judicial retention elections.)
I haven’t been in Colorado for three months and so missed most of the usual election year $hit show, but here are my predictions: Governor John Hickenlooper wins re-election by a hair, and Senator Mark Udall u-doesn’t. If Dems want to win elections say, for example, in Colorado, maybe they should think about training and nominating candidates who aren’t all white men? Maybe they should pay attention to women and Latin@ voters more than once every two or four years? Just sayin’!
You better bet I’ll be glued to the election coverage out here as soon as the polls start closing in the East! Bye-bye, and buy bonds, now that Quantitative Easing is over.