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Sun Oct 14, 2012, 12:01 AM

Observation on the road - Driving from Ohio to Florida

Spent the last 3 days on the road from Ohio to Clearwater Florida.

Thursday, I drove from Cleveland to Savannah GA. I did not see one Romney sticker on a car until I got to Savannah. The vehicle had 2 stickers, maybe they had to reassure themselves with the second sticker.

It wasn't until I was in Florida that I saw stickers that were negative toward Obama and the few that I saw were radical stuff and they were all offset by the numbers of Obama stickers I have seen in Florida.

One of the cars with the most radical of stickers started to chase me when I passed them on the highway. I have an Obama sticker on back. They were going dow the highway right at or below the speed limit, I zoomed past them at a round 5 over. Went I went by the car, I glanced that way and they looked like they were not voting their best interest.

They chased me from Orlando to just outside Tampa. I was a little afraid to let them catch up with me, I don't usually get concerned when I pass a vehicle and they have to pass me back again. Something here made me think, it was a little more than just passing to pass.

One thing for sure, this election is on everyones menu. While spending a day in Savannah, I walked out of a shop because the shop keeper was blasting Biden's performance the night before with belligerent rhetoric. On the way out, I said, I vote with my wallet.
Out to dinner earlier this evening at a popular tourist trap in Clearwater Beach, I could hear several tables around us discussing the election. Each table had one that was all RR and the rest were not that into either Romney or Ryan.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 01:11 AM

1. Apparently you stayed on the interstates. If you drive around the

countryside in SE Ohio every other yard has a Stop The War On Coal Fire Obama sign in it. You would also find the same in WV, VA, PA and MD.

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Response to doc03 (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 02:46 AM

3. I live in Frederick County Md and I'm not seeing that many RR signs.

They are far outnumbered by Obama Biden signs. Maybe there are in far western Md.

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Response to doc03 (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 08:05 AM

6. I do recall seeing the war on Obama sign in West Virgina

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And I know that rural Ohio is negative toward Obama, but they don't make up enough to offset the populated areas in Ohio.


I corrected this from war on coal to what it really is.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 11:02 AM

10. I certainly hope not. What we see here are not pro Romney signs

they are anti Obama such as the Stop the War on Coal Fire Obama and I think most of them come from mine operator Bob Murray. I see allot of them now have added Sherrod Brown to their War on Coal.

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Response to doc03 (Reply #10)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 11:04 AM

11. I had brain dyslexia this morning it was pro coal anti Obama

It was a late night last night

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Response to doc03 (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 08:10 AM

7. In the countryside in PA where I live, it's mostly Ron Paul signs. (nt)

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Response to enough (Reply #7)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 10:55 AM

8. One house near me has a Perot sign from 1996, now

that is a die hard Perot supporter.

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Response to doc03 (Reply #8)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 12:28 PM

12. These are current Ron Paul signs, popping up like mushrooms

every day now. I think these folks are planning on writing him in.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 01:49 AM

2. Columbia Restaurant

Go there. There's a few in the state, one in Clearwater and others in Tampa/St Pete/Sarasota. (And St Augustine but you already passed that one)

Loooooooooooooooooooooooooooove me some Columbia restaurant. They have been in operation continuously since 1905 (the Ybor City Tampa one is the original I believe).


If they didn't have one here in Orlando I'd drive to Tampa for it.


I never paid much attention to the politics of the people in the place - I just eat there and it's fantastic.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 02:50 AM

4. Geez - they must spend a lot of time chasing people. I see an Obama sticker bat every day.

I live in Bonita Springs which is pretty Republican.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 06:40 AM

5. If one is going to put a target on their car

 

One should at least have the sense to exercise their second amendment rights too.

Lots of crazies who would not think twice at harming you because of a bumper sticker.

Yes lots of people would consider an Obama or any other liberal/progressive type bumper sticker as a way to target you.

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Response to coldwaterintheface (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 11:01 AM

9. And, the OP needed a gun why?

Seriously, did you miss the part about arriving safely at the destination?

W. T. F.?

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Response to Glitterati (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 06:42 AM

13. Safely THIS time

 

Your life your choice, be a victim, for all I care. Pubs are unhinged right now and all their leaders are riling them up. If you do not consider Pubs and thier supporters a direct threat to your physical well being you have not been paying attention to what really is happening today. As Gabby if you don't want to hear it from me.

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