I’m a life-long Dem who lives in very liberal Montgomery County, Maryland. During the past week, I happened to travel over the Chesapeake Bay bridge to the Eastern Shore (a red part of traditionally blue Maryland) and then down to the Outer Banks via back roads (not 95) through small towns in southern Maryland, southern Virginia and northern North Carolina.
During that time, I did not see one Hillary Clinton sign in Maryland, Virginia, or North Carolina, but I did see approximately 35 Trump and Trump/Pence signs in yards. Not the small signs – the ones that require two three-footed legs to hold them up. I also saw two Trump bumper stickers but no Hillary stickers.
I donated to the Hillary Clinton campaign when Kaine joined the ticket because after hearing him speak, I was really excited about what a great team they made. I donated in order to receive one of the first Clinton/Kaine stickers. I have yet to receive that sticker. I thought about going on CafePress or eBay to get one because we’re running out of time before the election, and I’m not sure if I’ll get one from the campaign if I try their site again.
This led me to wonder two things from Kos readers: 1) If you donated to the campaign for a sticker, have you received it? and 2) Are you seeing Hillary Clinton signs in your neighborhoods?
I should note the Trump signs I saw were in front of small businesses and farms, and on empty lots – places that are likely owned by white men. But perception is important – especially in battleground states. And Hillary has many more staff, a lot more money, and a fifty-state strategy. She has supporters who want to promote her, but I’m a little concerned that I’m seeing so little visible support that should be visible this close to the election. Even if it’s just a few signs or bumper stickers.
Thanks for sharing your experience.