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Election Day

November 4, 2008 - John Stack
Its Election day. All that can be said seems to have been said. In fact, it was very expensive to say it all. In the last 2 or 3 days TENS of MILLIONS has been spent on massive ad campaigns in swing states. I sure am glad I live in an ‘ignored’ state, or else I think all programming would have been pre-empted for political commercials.
My predictions - Obama over McCain by 7 points in popular vote and he’ll get 310 or more electoral votes. Kirsten Gillibrand over Sandy Treadwell by 5 points. McHugh will beat Oot by at least 12. Duprey and Sayward will win by 99%.The Senate will hit exactly on 60 Democrats. The House will fall short of a veto proof majority. The Pine St irregulars will again win Thursday Night Pool League bragging rights 8-4.
If you do not know who you should vote for, don’t. An uninformed vote is worse than no vote at all. If you don’t understand what a candidate stands for, or why you should vote for or against a candidate, don’t vote. Make yourself knowledgeable before you vote.
 I also believe in pragmatic voting. If you really don’t like McCain, but are even more scared of Obama, vote for McCain. If you really fear McCain but don’t care one way or another for Obama, vote for Obama. In these cases, you are letting someone else elect your representatives by not voting. Maybe this seems more ‘Machiavellian’ than pragmatic, you only get one shot, make it count.


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