I voted – neither early nor often, but once ought to be enough for anyone.

Posted By on November 2, 2010 at 5:31 pm

It’s been a long day here — I had appointments and such, and had to put voting off until the very last thing I did on the way home.

Thank God for drive-up curbside voting for the crippled handicapped disabled. I’m not sure I would have had the energy to make it on foot into the polling place (the local elementary school) even from the preferred handicap parking spaces. There was a bit of a wait, but that’s OK.

Foot traffic in and out of the polling place seemed to be pretty high, but there weren’t lines out the door like I’ve seen in the past. Of course, I got there at 4pm — the after-work crowd might be rather larger out here in our little suburb.

Predictions? Well, I’m going to guess the GOP will pick up 60 in the House and 7 in the Senate. The institutional Left will then proceed to have a conniption fit which will make the 1994 “the Gingrich Who Stole Christmas” blitz look like a kiss on the cheek.

Locally, I expect our über-leftist congresscritter David Price will be reelected, though perhaps by the slimmest of margins. This is the first campaign in which I recall seeing him run TV ads, and they were utterly typical lefty “scare the seniors” boilerplate.

I expect Senator Richard Burr will win his reelection bid handily.

The big question here is what will happen in the North Carolina statehouse. I’m pretty sure my state rep, Paul Stam, will be reelected with no difficulty. He’s a solid guy; he’s a partner in my lawyer’s practice.*

More importantly, though, there’s a chance the NC statehouse might have a GOP majority for the first time in over a century. Redistricting is coming soon, so it’s kind of important.

Anyway, that’s my quick bang-out-a-post-before-the-polls-close, no-we-don’t-care-if-you’re-tired-Russ take on matters.

And yes, I do have a bowl of pudding ready for when the election results come in.

* I don’t need a lawyer often, but when I need a contract reviewed, for instance, I go to Stam, Fordham & Danchi.


One Response to “I voted – neither early nor often, but once ought to be enough for anyone.”

  1. Brad says:

    Curious as to why your local leftie congressional rep will survive this “wave” election?

    I agree it more likely that the GOP picks up 7 senate spots rather than the bigger numbers touted by Morris, et al, especially ’cause the rest of the country shouldnt count on the left coast/left wing states at all. More politcal knuckleheads living here than you can possibly imagine. The House seems like there is a better chance for conservatives to win big in, thus my question above…