The Pullmann household over here in Indiana is as excited as everyone else about Paul Ryan's vice president candidacy. Now, I want to ask the more seasoned rightwing folks a question: Do we, or do we not, post a Romney/Ryan sign in our front yard?
The question is not "Do we support the Republican candidates," but, "Will none of our neighbors ever talk to us again?"
Here's some context. We moved into our new house (first-time homeowners!) three months ago. We have met the majority of our nearest neighbors, but haven't had any sustained conversations or anything like. And we live in the most Democratic part of our city. The neighbors are low-middle income, and there's a representative sampling of races. Also, our car has been robbed twice in the few months we've been here, both petty thefts (GPS and my wallet).
Point being, I don't want my new house spray-painted, or my neighbors to have a reason to not be neighborly. Do we put up the signs? And what about a bumper sticker on the twice-violated car?