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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

7 Days

Excluding the states with early voting, Americans go to the polls in one week.

This year's presidential election campaign has been many things, but it has never been dull.  Having said that, I have spoken to a great number of people who want to get it over with.

Yes, there has been a discussion of the issues, but we've gotten sidetracked quite a bit-- emails, health issues, tax returns, groping...  Both sides have given enough ammunition to make this campaign one for the history books, and maybe one for the record books.

The last week of a presidential election campaign brings in a great deal interest...  I remember Bill Clinton, without much of a voice, rasping his way through a fly in at Avoca.  I remember Walter Mondale trying to interest people in a dying campaign, at a Public Square, Wilkes-Barre rally in the closing days of the 1984 contest.

I don't remember what commentator said it in 1984, but he talked about the Mondale campaign, and the candidate flying across the country, looking down on all those people who weren't going to vote for him.

I can't wait to see what this final week brings.  The weekend brought some fascinating developments, including tightening poll numbers and a renewed Hillary Clinton investigation.

Fasten your seatbelts.  It could be a wild ride.