For anecdotal evidence of California's electoral uncompetitiveness, check out what passes for political advocacy in my Silicon Valley neighborhood. Never mind the 10.7 percent local unemployment rate or the perennially yawning federal budget deficit: The President's dog wants Obama reelected and, presumably, you should too.
And thus do some of the wealthiest and most highly educated people on the planet address the issues of the day.
Of course, around here the Obama bumper sticker is more moral fashion statement than any real attempt at persuasion. After all, everyone who is anyone in Northern California already agrees that Obama must be reelected.
The important thing for the citizen in each election cycle is to bravely make a public stand supporting the Left ... just like everybody else.
Whatever it is that Obama is actually advocating this time around--status quo hope and change?-- supporting it feels good, and that's what counts. Never forget that you and your dog stand cheek-by-jowl at the barricades against truly horrific plans of a demonic Right. The specifics certainly elude you and change each day in any event, but whatever the nutcases from the Republican party are planning must be 100 percent evil.
Puppies for Obama; people should rationally weigh the pros and cons of each candidate.
I think I'll keep my debates to Ricochet for now.