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  •  Voted in Cobb County, GA yesterday (9+ / 0-)

    Advance voting began on Monday here. The line was 1:17, down about half an hour (I hear) from the previous days.

    Wife and I were discouragingly cancelled by a pair of Republican women ahead of us talking about one of their husbands' Medicaid-paid operations.  But right ahead of them was a premed student.  They were chatting with her much of the time, much of it about her volunteer work in a hospital.  At one point they asked her "Are you a Republican, dear?"  She put on a tight, sweet smile and said, "I think you know how I'm going to answer that."  So that's a net +1 for Obama within our little cluster.

    Cobb is a Republican county best known for losing hostship of volleyball in the 1996 Olympics because of 1993 "Family Values" resolution (also known for Newt Gingrich and for anti-evolution stickers in textbooks) and there certainly appeared to be a noticeable dose of presumably Republican voters in line.  I would guess, however, that the turnout yesterday afternoon was predominantly Democratic.  I say that based on age, T-shirts, general vibe, etc.

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    Ideology is when you give the answers before you know the questions.
    It is what grows into empty spaces where intelligence has died.

    by Alden on Thu Oct 18, 2012 at 08:06:17 AM PDT

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