There are no McCain signs in sight in my 'hood, plenty of Obama. Driving around I see maybe one McCain bumper sticker a day, whereas forests of trees died to keep the Obama supporters around here flush in stickers. No surprise here . . .
Central Pennsylvania is strongly McCain country. We didn't put up an Obama sign for fear that someone would shoot at it, miss and hit the house. Of course, we are about to get the annual deer hunting onslaught, so the odd stray bullet is not unknown at this time of year.
bad hammy wrote:There are no McCain signs in sight in my 'hood, plenty of Obama. Driving around I see maybe one McCain bumper sticker a day, whereas forests of trees died to keep the Obama supporters around here flush in stickers. No surprise here . . .
I have seen ONE Obama bumper sticker and zero yard signs here. I think both (either side) are tacky.
I live in a 99% white upper-middle-class suburb. Yards are split nearly 50/50 (but McCain yards average 2-3 each). This is solid Republican territory by economics, not social issues. That it's even close here spells deep, deep trouble for McCain.
My in-laws live in a rural area outside Toledo. Split 50/50 pretty much, but the votes don't contribute a whole lot to the totals
I teach in a mixed working class/middle class area where Hilary Clinton did very well. The closer you get to the neighborhood Catholic church /school, the greater the preponderance of McCain signs, but overall Obama is running slightly ahead. This is Reagan Democrat territory.
My parents live in a neighborhood where they're about the only white people and literally the only registered Republicans in the precinct (and Rockefeller Republicans at that). Yard signs are not typical for this neighborhood but this time it's blanket coverage and all one way.
I tried to go downtown to vote early during my planning period. Not only couldn't I get a parking spot, it was a struggle to get close enough to find that out. I gave up and figure I'll get there very early on Tuesday.
I can't recall an election when there were so few signs for either party, at least in my neck of the woods. Possibly because Obama supporters around here are as lonely as the Maytag repair man and McCain supporters don't bother.
My daughter's 2nd birthday is Saturday and one of her buddies', from daycare, dad is a lobbyist...at his birthday a few weeks ago US Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R) was there. It'll be interesting when they pull up and see our Obama sign and all our hippie friends. I'm thinking of wearing my t-shirt that has Obama's head on Jesus' body and says "Prophet".
Where I live, the few political signs in the neighborhood deal with local elections. One hot race, involving a seat in the state legislature, has generated not only signs but recorded telephone calls, mailers and flyers. There might be one or two McCain signs on the lawns, but judging from the lawns and the stuff posted on the roadsides, you'd almost never know there was a presidential election going on. The community normally votes for Democrats, and we're in a blue state--I don't expect that to change this year.