Sunday, January 06, 2008

Primary Season

Yes, we live in New Hampshire. Yes, we are both independents. No, we are not answering the phone right now, so please leave a message and if you're not a pollster or political "bring out the vote" caller, we'll get back to you.

Hooray for the fun, the craziness and the mayhem of the political season! Because we're non-affiliated in this household, we get double the fun, because both Democrats and Republicans are courting us. We have canvassers at the door most afternoons, one evening recently, we had 4 phone calls between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. (that's a lot for us) and the first three of them were pollsters. The fourth was my mother-in-law, who lives in Maine, and I felt a bit bad that by then we were screening calls.

The other morning, I went out and found that the Edwards people had lined both sides of the Saco River bridge with beautifully spaced signs, all about 3 feet apart, down both sides of the bridge, it looked really pretty. Down the road at the intersection, I saw a group of Obama people putting up a humongous sign. This, mind you, was all at 7:30 a.m., and the bank said it was -7 degrees out, and I think it may have been colder inside my car. The fact that the Edwards signs were already there, all up and down the highway, means that they had been out in the frickin' freezing cold of night to put them up. You've got to admire that kind of political passion.

The primary is Tuesday (thank heaven) and here's what this Saturday's mail looked like:

There may have been a bill as well, but it's hard to tell. This represents 2 Obama, 2 Clinton, 2 Edwards, some PAC or other, a Richardson and a Ron Paul. Can't wait to see what Monday brings. I think it's cute, though that Obama actually has a LOGO... check this out:

I wonder if this is the wave of the future, instead of just having a company design a classy, eye-catching sign and color-scheme, now they'll all have logos? We'll see. You heard it here first, folks.

Well, I'm gonna go take a nap. Need the strength to hold up to this week's mail.