It is funny to me that the presidential campaign really isn’t happening here in Kentucky because it is commonly held that Kentucky is a shoe-in for Bush. And that assessment is most certainly correct. The reason that’s funny is that in our area there are Kerry/Edwards signs everywhere. There’s probably 6-8 on our street alone (one just went up next door). The swath of Louisville beginning in our neighborhood (Crescent Hill), going through the Highlands and over to University of Louisville is prettymuch the most liberal part of the state. I just wonder how a neighborhood in a conservative state becomes so liberal. Do all the libs congregate together? Do they live here because it’s a liberal neighborhood, or is it a liberal neighborhood because they live here.
Nonetheless, it’s interesting to me that they all put out their signs, wear their buttons, and go all out with the Kerry/Edwards stuff when they have to realize that Kerry doesn’t have a snowball’s chance of winning here. I have, in all honesty, come to the conclusion that it is really all about image and pride. Seriously, that’s what I think. It’s kind of a protest statement and an assertion that they are different. It’s like saying, “I may live in a backwards, conservative state, but I am not like you. I am sophisticated, progressive, forward thinking, and better than you unthinking conservative neanderthals.” It’s kind of annoying, really.
Oh well. I’m not the kind of guy that would put up a political sign in my yard. Can’t wait until they come down in the neighborhood.