As I said, I am suffering from cognitive dissonanace - between what I see in print and online, and what I see as I drive around. Now, I know that what I see statistically is truly insignificant; I judt can't help but notice I saw this same kind of thing in the fall of 2016.
My wife and I went over to Ohio to see the Serpent Mounds which we had not seen before
As we were heading back to Indiana in mid October of 2016, along US Hwy 50, almost every half mile or so, we would see Trump yard signs - initally we just disregarded them, but as they continued mile after mile for over 150 miles, we noticed a distinct absence of Hilary signs, and we talked about this strange experience. Obviously, elections are determined by large urban populations, not small town citizens in the back country of a mid Western state, but still there were a lot of Trump yard signs, and only one, or maybe two, Hilary signs in over a hundred and fifty road miles, and numerous small communities.....
Yet the polls all told us Hilary was winning. It wasn't until the election was over that the significance of the yard signs really registered in my mind, and my spouse's mind as well.
I am having the same kind of cognitive dissonance again. I live in one of the strongest Democratic counties in Indiana, yet I find myself confronted with numerous vehicles plastered with not one, nor two, but at least half a dozen large Trump signs, some obscuring the rear window of their pick up trucks.. Many sport American flags as well.
I ferevently hope this election is calmly accepted by both the winners and losers, but I am more than a bit concerned -
Have you shopped for ammunition lately?
I don't shop for ammo either( not my thing really ) , but I know from some aquaintances and family members who do, that the shelves are bare....... My son says it was worse in 2008, so maybe I'm over reacting...
I really hope so.