posted on Nov, 2 2008 @ 11:52 PM
With a record number of americans predicted to turn out on Nov.4th (est. as high as 150million) there is bound to be a huge number of voters that will
be very happy with the results and a nearly equal number of very unhappy voters.
A friend I will call "Joe the voter" informed me that he and his wife have both scheduled Nov. 4th and 5th off from work. Both want to spend the 4th
watching the election results unfold. Joe wants to keep Nov. 5th open to celebrate a victory, or spend the day in a depression induced stupor if
things do not go his way.
His wife is taking Nov. 5th off for different reasons, she feels that no matter who wins there will be trouble and civil unrest and that there will be
tens of millions that will be overly excited about a victory or defeat, with the winners celebrating in the streets and the losers protesting and
This seems a bit extreme to me but, I can see a segment of the population not accepting a black President if Obamah wins, and a number of African and
white Americans believing racism is alive and well if McCain wins. This coupled with what has become a near hatered between many Republicans and
Democrats, the abortion issue, the economic issues, etc. could posibly lead to a large number of very, very unhappy voters wanting to voice there
opinions in a rather dramatic fashion.
How invested are you in this election, and how effected will you be with a victory or defeat?
What are your predictions? life as normal? or possible civil unrest?
[edit on 3-11-2008 by deepred]