Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Random Thoughts on a Cold and Rainy Day

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PHILADELPHIA: Driving in my car, news radio 1060 noted that the baseball game which was called on account of rain last night, here in Philly, would not be played tonight. This is because of the rain, and the possibility of snow. It's on for tomorrow night, and from what people who know sports tell me, it's an important game. MY point though, is that the weather is really rotten.

So rotten, that John and Spunky weren't going outside, as reported here earlier today.

Oreo posted the prepared remarks, but not included was something Senator Obama added:

"I just want all of you to know that if we see this kind of dedication on Election Day, there is no way that we're not going to bring change to America."
According to the people I know who were there, the ground was muddy, it felt like it was FREEZING, they're all coming down with colds, and they wouldn't have missed it for the world.

SIGNS: We have signs here, unlike many other places. We put them up, someone (I'm not saying who) takes them down within 24 hours. There is one presidential candidate sign that went up a couple months ago, and has never been touched: it is the Nader-Gonzalez one. It doesn't even seem to be affected by the wind.

The other thing is that no one ever seems to touch the down-ballot signs. I'm personally convinced it's because the people pulling signs are such low information voters that they would pull signs, but they don't know to which party each candidate belongs.

TV: As you know, Senator Obama will be on TV tomorrow night. He bought a bit of TV time. 8 p.m. Eastern time on CBS, NBC, Fox and Univision. Ross Perot still holds the record with 11 half-hour buys in 1992. But what you may not know, is that Senator Obama will end his evening with an appearance on The Daily Show. I've been told I should watch that show. (Watch the clip if you haven't seen it yet, hysterically funny no matter what the weather.)