Over at National Review’s The Corner, Kathryn Jean Lopez writes:
“…I have been surprised how many people in New York City – from security guards to millionaires, have seen me with a McCain-Palin pin and asked, ‘Have any good news?’ or ‘Is there any chance?’ They tell me ‘I have my fingers crossed.’ They even say, ‘I am praying.’ Does this mean McCain will win? Of course not. But it’s been interesting/surprising and does serve as a reminder that no election is over when the media – or a candidate – says it is, but when the voters are in and counted.”
Kathryn also posts this e-mail she received today from a woman in Greenwich Village, the belly of the radical-chic beast:
“As I stood in line, I looked around and assumed I was the only person who was going to vote for McCain (aka voting against Obama). As I waited outside the voting booth, I noticed that the curtain had a ‘hole’ in between those metal things that it hangs from – I’m tall and it was in such a place that I could see who she was going to vote for. I indulged my human urge to be nosy and see who she voted for. I also chose to be a masochist and watch her pull down the thingie for Obama.
“oops, she voted for McCain.
“I’d like to see the Vegas odds on two people in Greenwich Village voting McCain back to back.
“I know it’s optimistic (in the extreme) to think this is being played out again and again in Greenwich Village but it did make me wonder just how often today, in the privacy of the booth, people are going to go against the conventional wisdom and vote McCain.
“I have a feeling in my gut we’re in for a big surprise.”
That’s why, whatever else you do today, dear readers, cast your ballot and vote. Even if you live in a blue state, even if everyone’s telling you that your vote won’t matter, that your cause is hopeless. Walk barefoot through the snow and umbrella-less in the rain to your polling place if you have to. We live in a wonderful democracy in which our people can decide whether to wreck their country-or to save it. Every vote in today’s presidential election is a referendum on the sort of America we’d like to live in, so every vote will count.