01 November 2008
Some thoughts on the final weekend before election day
I'm planning on taking the weekend off, since sheer exhaustion has pretty much caught up with me, but before I go to bed I want to leave you with two thoughts:
The first is that roughly one in seven of the American voters have still not made up their minds who they will vote for - or so they say. Actually, if you dig deeper you find that the undecided voters tend to be older and many have past form as Republican supporters. If they vote they will vote for McCain, but given the state of the economy, they may stay at home.
Secondly, keep an eye on the polls over the weekend. If Obama starts to build up a commanding lead of over 50% across all the polls, then that is a good sign that he will win the election on Tuesday. If he doesn't, and at the moment his share is about 49%, then you had better get ready for a long night on Tuesday.
What a strange election this has become. Two wars that are going nowhere and an economy on its knees, and still the Republicans are in with a chance of holding the White House.