It is already November 5th here in Malaysia, but I have already voted by absentee ballot. With Daylight Savings Time the US is now 13 hours behind Malaysia. I will spend my Wednesday morning and probably afternoon watching the election returns. I hope another Florida fiasco doesn't happen like a few elections ago. I am afraid the Republicans will try to steal the election again as they did for the Bush-Gore election. Already the GOP Governor of Florida is trying to prevent early voting.
As you may have noticed I have not posted here much in the past couple of weeks. To be honest I'm fed up with the entire election and the American people. It is clear that Romney is flip flopping like a fish out of water on just about every issue. He and his surrogates are spreading outright lies and stoking racial and religious hatred. Time and time again his lies have been disproved, but so many ignorant people cannot see it.
The polls are either tied or give Obama a slight edge in the popular vote. Most of the polls give Obama the advantage in the Electoral College votes, the votes that really count. On November 6th the polls don't count and the American people become the final judges as to who is elected President. It probably won't be a clean cut election, as already both sides have lawyered up. There already have been accusations on both sides of voter fraud and other tactics to prevent people from voting. It may be a long messy night.
I really fear for the results. If Romney wins, the middle class will be destroyed and minorities will continue to be demonized. If Obama wins, the racists and bigots of the GOP will be furious and promise to destroy the second Obama administration, as they did the day he was first elected. I am also afraid some of the right wing nut jobs of the Republican Party will revert to violence if Obama is re-elected.
This blog started out as a way I could share my views on everything. In the past few months I have concentrated on politics, because I have very strong feelings towards an economically and socially destructive Romney presidency. During this time I received a lot of readers, but only if I posted every day. To be honest it has been very frustrating trying to increase the readership of this blog. After the election I hopefully will be in a better mood and will regain some enthusiasm and ambition to try and make this blog a success. To all of my readers please don't give up on me, even if you disagree politically with me.