I will not for a second pretend that this means anything substantive, but …
I live in a working-class lunchbucket neighborhood just outside of the border of Louisville Metro in Kentucky. Most of the residents here work at the Ford truck assembly plant a couple miles from here. We also have several homes where metro police vehicles park, so I assume we have a decent contingent of law enforcement officers who live here with their families.
In 2004, it was overwhelmingly clear to me, the staunch progressive, where most of my neighbors fell on the political spectrum. There were Bush/Cheney yard signs everywhere. BUnches and bunches of them. I felt like an alien.
In 2008, as we approach the third week of June, I have an interesting observation to report. Over the past 2-3 weeks, yard signs have begun to sprout up all over the neighborhood. At first just a couple, but slowly, gradually, more and more every day. Earlier today I counted 16 yard signs total.
Every one of them is an Obama yard sign. Every. Single. One. There is not one McCain sign posted anywhere.
It’s early yet, I know. No conventions yet, no VP picks, no massive TV blitzes.
But still. I live in what I’ve always believed was a pretty red neighborhood. And it is, as of right now, amazingly blue.