Yesterday, I left the house for 10-15 minutes to pick up my oldest daughter from school. As we came back home, I saw that someone had stolen our yard sign. In broad daylight. The girls were very upset. Our three-year-old daughter believes that the tall, nice looking, nicely dressed, older man who personally dropped off the sign at our house was Mitt Romney. She has been telling strangers that Mitt Romney came to the house "for real."
They ask me question after question about the election and why people support various candidates. It's been a great experience. The sign theft? Not so much.
We called up state headquarters to find out where to get a sign. They directed us to an outpost not far from us. We drove to some run-down office park, found parking far away, walked up to the office and were told they had no signs. They gave us an address for another one. We drove there, in rush hour, and made our way to the 9th floor office.
I grabbed two yard signs, three window signs (just in case) and put a bumper sticker on the car before we pulled away.
When we got home, the five-year-old daughter made her own sign, which reads "7th Commandment: You Should Not Steal."
All this to say, if you ever considered sign theft as an effective political strategy, you were wrong. I can't imagine a worse strategy, in fact, to demoralize your political opponents.