Local Politics

We never know what we might see as we travel the byways of America. On May 10 we passed a few people on a corner in a small West Virginia town, holding signs:


Another block, and more signs:


Clearly, some passionate supporters of local and state candidates were out on primary day:


It was like being in a parade, waving to all the Morgan County citizens lining the highway!

So who would we have voted for? We don’t know. But the candidate with the best name recognition (at least for these Baby Boomers) seemed to be…

LocalPolitics4Not enough to carry him to victory, it seems. He came in second (with about 38% of the vote) to Ken Reed, who carried 49%. No sending Mr. Smith (aka Jimmy Stewart) to Washington (or Morgan County) any time soon.

About Ellen

Fiction writer and photographer, I travel the country with my sweetheart of a husband as a "full-time RVer."
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2 Responses to Local Politics

  1. Ah, politics and religion. Probably the two most direct leading causes of death throughout the long history of mankind. “I want the land on your side of the river because it’s greener; and if you don’t give it to me, I’ll take it by God!” And then there’s the old, “My God can beat up your God, because my God is the one and only true God. Believe in my God, or by God, I’ll kill you!”

    Ah yes, politics and religion . . . where would we be without them? Come this November I’m planning to crawl into my basement and not come out for a week. What prime choices we’ve managed to come up with this election year!


  2. Ellen says:

    Hi, Mike! My thoughts as well…. which is part of the reason why I’m so quiet this fall… Take care!

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