Thursday, May 08, 2008

Wish Me Luck

Sometime tomorrow morning around 8:45, send your prayers, best wishes, or good vibes my way, whichever of those is your thing. I'm sure this sort of stuff works retroactively, so feel free to do this at 2:27 p.m. or whenever you get around to reading this. I'm not going to go into any more details for fear of jinxing myself on this one. Hopefully, I'll be able to tell you more next week. If not, you'll just have to wait like a nice little boy or girl now, won't you?

Now I sit and wait for the comments to pile up.

My original post was some long and serious about Barack Obama's potential to turn the South blue in the fall. I think I can sum it up for you in one sentence. Obama, being as black as he is white, has a potential to really motivate black democrats, a group that has tended to have very low voter turnout, and given that Obama seems to have a gift for instilling passion into his followers and generally low voter turnout in several Southern states, a smart Democratic party could conceivably generate enough voter mobilization to outweigh the suburban neocons and rural rednecks to pull off some major upsets in the sub-Mason-Dixon states.

Yeah, that really didn't need a full 600 words, did it?

Oh, and for Mickey and any other comment whores (self-proclaimed or not), apparently if you point out how your regular commenters are different in their habits and how they can't make up for others currently less present, you get at least two posts per person. I think five people managed to stick up 20 comments on that post.


Meaghan said...

I'm agreeing with you on Obama and sending lots of good vibes your way, but you can't hold out on us for too long!

Chris said...

Best of luck, earlier-today-Jacob.

For some reason, I was reading right-wing bloggers yesterday speculating on just how closely tied to Islam Mr. Obama really is. Apparently, he's already got a Cabinet post reserved for Osama bin Laden.

Either that, or he just knows how to make a lot of groups of people think he's one of them (whites, blacks, Muslims, etc.)

Mickey said...

I'll have to go check all those comments.

There was a story today on CNN about Obama wearing blue jeans. A news story. National news.

Julie said...

Ohmigod, Jacob! Are you pregnant?!