Please vote. Please please please.
I’ve got a little bubble of hope that’s been trying to come out, and I keep pushing it down because I don’t want to be too disappointed. I can still feel what it tasted like in 2000 when the initial Gore lead disappeared somewhere around midnight, and the sick feeling in my stomach in 1994 as the size of the Republican win became clear. I’ve been obsessively checking the Post website and Not Larry Sabato, even though neither has anything particularly interesting to say at this point. While individual polls point in different directions, they’re all within the margin of error.
I’m going to head to bed soon, because I’m getting up early to volunteer at one of the local polling places. I’m actually volunteering for the Commonwealth Coalition, rather than Webb, because I really don’t think that anyone is going to show up at the polls not knowing who they’re voting for in the Senate race, but I actually think that handing people the full text of Ballot Question 1 might sway some votes. And then I’m going to vote myself, and then head into work, and then come home and obsess. If you’re in the area and want to come obsess with me, you’re invited.
I think it’s going to be a long night. If the Dems lose most of the close Senate races in the East, it could be over early, but otherwise we’re all going to be waiting for the Montana results to come in. And I wouldn’t be surprised if one or more races were close enought to require a recount. (The Post suggests that Missouri is the most likely state to have problems.) So we may not know Wednesday morning who is in control of the Senate.
Hey, Bill Clinton just called me. Well, sort of.
How about everyone posting tomorrow after they’ve voted and saying what the lines were like, etc?