Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day

Tuesday November 6, 12:07 p.m.

Yep, political junkies....your mega fix is here! After a 2-year gestation period, the American political process is about to give birth to a new President or a new old one. So far, the lineups have been snaking around the block in a lot of neighbourhoods across the United States, especially if their states don't allow early voting.

CNN has been reporting that the turnout may even eclipse that of the 2008 election. But then again, the Obama-McCain race wasn't nearly as tight as this one. This is looking like the electoral equivalent of the Death Star battle in the very first "Star Wars". And whoever wins will have to face another polarized electorate....and perhaps even a repeat of the 2000 kerfuffle between Gore and Bush Jr. So, whoever wins loses....at least initially.

Should be fun to watch tonight, though. In the land that begat Hollywood, it seems to make a sort of sense that Election Day in America takes on the eye-blinding glow of an international pop cultural mega-event. I'm sure if things get really tight, the CNN folks like Wolf, Anderson and Candy will be popping nicotine and caffeine.