For what it's worth, my dad lives in a swing state. He told me this morning that he gets called half a dozen times a day by pollsters, that he stopped answering their questions a long time ago, and that he finally blew up at a campaign-linked pollster and yelled at the poor lady to "stop calling me!!!"
All to say that I'm taking all the polls these last few days with even more grains of salt than usual.
Not that I'm checking them every five minutes or anything.
So back to grading, raking, trick or treating, and rooting for the Packers for me.
Just to be clear... this (and yesterday's post) is not a suggestion that anyone actually DOING anything useful for their campaigns should ease up now... heck, if you're doing something useful, do even more of it these last days. As Warren Zevon (I think) put it, you can sleep when you're dead. But the rest of us, that vast majority of us whose private angst will have no impact on what happens Tuesday, need to keep some perspective.
UPDATE: Green Bay 17-7 at the half. The Pack should have put it away already, and then the stupid interception, the stupid fumble... I think I need to treat this game like the election, and just stop watching until the very end!
UDPATE, 3:49: Atrios calls it for the Packers. WTF?!?!? Atrios, there are four quarters in the game... don't jinx it. This isn't Fox on Election Night, you know.
UPDATE, 3:58: Washington touchdown, 20-14 Pack. Thanks a lot, Atrios.
UPDATE, 4:07: interception! Thank you, oh great ghosts of Lombardi! Now Brett, please, please try to throw to Green Bay players from now on, please?
UPDATE, 4:13: touchdown!!! touchdown!!! The Pack's season is saved! Oh, and then there's the whole infallible causal theory of Redskins home games and elections, by which we can now project John Kerry the winner on Tuesday! Yes, I knew about that, of course, but I am after all a Green Bay Packers fan first. And the Packers did their part, despite an - ahem - imperfect campaign... time for Kerry to close the deal!