There’ll be much relief and fanfare in wingnuttia this week. Polls showing Obama with a slight edge in critical swing states two weeks ago now show the race tied. It’s a reasonable inference this represents conservatives coming home for Ryan. That was the whole point in picking the granny starver. From here on out it’s We the People vs a mountain of conservative zillionaire cash, a pack of voter supression laws, and bald-faced breathtaking whoppers designed to trick the uninformed into voting against themselves and their families:
TPM– “The Romney-Ryan ticket has a significant disadvantage on Medicare,” the pollsters wrote. “Asked which of the two tickets is more likely to protect Medicare, Purple State voters choose Obama-Biden by an 8-point margin (48% to 40%). On that issue, the Democratic ticket holds a 2-point advantage among independents, 43% to 41%.”
“While the inclusion of Paul Ryan has provided positive movement for the ticket overall, a debate about Medicare reform appears likely to harm the GOP ticket in the longer term,” the pollsters wrote.
Hank Fox, aka Blue Collar Atheist, had what I thought was a great idea back in 2004: talk two into joining you. This is especially critical in swing states like Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Virginia. Find a progressive voter or two, adopt them, make sure they have the proper ID, put in a time off request for election day and make a date out of it. Vote together and celebrate democracy afterward with a nice lunch or something fun.
If that person needs a few bucks to afford a cab or bus ride to get their birth certificate to get an accetable ID, I promise you this, I’ll help you find that money. And it’s my guess there might be a few folks in this neck of the virtual woods who feel the same way.