Go to any conservative site right now. Hell, go to sites like CNN.com or Politico. The comments sections are loaded with people absolutely convinced Romney is going to win big. I often hear them citing the national polls (which I must admit, do worry me) and then go into an anecdotal story about how they drove through their home state and saw tons of Romney Signs.
Living in California, it is hard to get a feel for how the swing states are right now on the ground. But, because I live in conservative San Diego, I know quite well how cocky Republicans are, especially after the first debate. No matter how many times I explain to conservatives here how the electoral college works, nothing dissuades them that Romney is on track to beat Obama.
Thing is, even though it shouldn't bother me- it does, a lot. So then when I hear over and over again about Romney yard signs in swing states, it also gives me nagging doubts. Obviously, they don't vote, but I would think they help add to the stupid "Mittmentum" narrative and get bandwagoning undecideds to think about Romney. So, I can't help but feel that it may have been a bad move for OFA to ignore yard signs.
Now, let me let my fears leave and my logic come back. Though I cannot make sense of the national polls, we are ahead where we need to be ahead, and the CNN poll of Ohio today especially made me breathe a bit easier. And I have taken to having a productive way of dealing with my hand-wringing: Whenever I get into a funk because of some stupid op-ed, or anecdotal story about yard signs in Ohio, or a Conservative telling me "the states will soon break for ROmney too", I donate.
As a law student, I can't donate too much, all my spare dollars come from serving tables once a week to help pay for gas and other expenses so I don't take out even more in loans. But, that $4 donate button has become my friend. I am up over $50 now, doing my small part to keep President Obama living on Pennsylvania Avenue.
But as big a reward as four more years of our great President would be, I want a more immediate reward. I want Obama to win on November 6th so I can watch those God Damn smirks on the faces of Republicans today become frowns and angry denial.
I want to hear them moan about how Obama "stole" the election, because they just know he was losing- Rasmussen told them so!
So, two things I want from anyone who takes the time to comment on my sad little diary tonight. Talk me down about my hand-wringing, and donate $4 to the President if you can.
If we keep these swing states blue, we will get to laugh in the face of idiots in denial, and I can't wait. If we don't, then the morons of the country will get to laugh at us. We can't allow that to happen.
Vote. Contribute. Keep President Obama in the White House and wipe those dumb smiles off Republican's faces!!!!