Well, it would be clear if you were living in my little Township of 2000 registered voters.
I've been running as part of a 'slate' of five candidates seeking to unseat the Good Old Boy Network that has run this place for the last few decades. I've spent the last several months writing articles, debating, and going door to door. Between the 5 of us, we've met and 'identified' about 65% of the registered voters over the last few months. Of that 65%, we think about 58 to 63% will vote for us. So if the trend holds, we'll be in a position to change the way decisions are made here, get more information out, and find out where all the bodies are buried.
But having said that, we could lose our asses, or only one or two of us might win, and it will be a battle for the next four years.
But we gave them a run for their money, I'll tell you that. I'll let you know how we did when we find out, which will be last on the priority list for the voting officials, believe me. Sometime Wednesday afternoon, I think.
A last editorial comment. Vote your ballot from the bottom up. The local officials are far more likely to affect your lives than the guys in the ivory towers, for good or ill.
And whoever wins, lets make an effort to heal the rifts in the country. It's too divided and too personal. The truth of the matter is that we're strong enough to endure four years of either of these guys, which says a lot for our system, if you ask me.