Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Six Weeks

The general election is six weeks from today.  Interest is huge, and even though it's said every election cycle, this year really could change the way things are done in this country.

The evidence is anecdotal, but here's some of what I've been hearing as I hit the streets for WNEP and do some general wandering on my own:  there's no one in the middle.  Candidates for most of the big offices are far to the right or far to the left.  That turns a lot of people off.  People/voters are frustrated because they feel no one is looking out for them.  Being average, being centrist, exhibiting some simple common sense isn't such a bad thing.

Polls show a lot of the races are tightening up, as is typical as we approach election day.

Do yourself a favor.  Do your town, county, state and country a favor.  Research the candidates.  There's a ton of information here on the internet.  Use a variety of sources to get an unbiased look at the way things stand.  You have six weeks.  That's plenty of time.

Then, vote November 2nd.

I'll see you at the polls.