The local news tonight reported that Hillary will be coming to our little city on Friday. (Chelsea will be speaking at Notre Dame tomorrow.) While I'm not a supporter, I really am so excited that Indiana is playing a part in this year's primaries, because it's very unusual with our late primary. We are attracting attention, and the candidates are visiting! (I'm waiting for an Obama visit.) It's been 40 years since we were "in play" for a candidate, and it is just incredibly exciting. For most of you who have already had your primary, I'm sure it's not a big deal, but look at it this way: this is the first time in my remembrance that a presidential candidate has come to my town. It is a HUGE deal around here, and I am quite thrilled!
Our local news also reported that we are going to start seeing political ads from Clinton and Obama. I said, "Honey! Political ads! Oh boy!" Ken said, "Oh GOODY." I said, "Hmm..a blessing or a curse?" I know that with local politics, it's always a curse, but we never get to see political ads like this. It was kind of fun when we were in Ohio last month to visit the kids, and we got to see an ad or two. Do you understand that it's very alien to us to BE in this situation? This is all new to me! Do you also forgive me for being so riled up and excited about it? I hope so. I hope you'll hang in there with me, and we'll all get through this together.
Not a day goes by at work that we don't talk about the latest. Our county is one of the few in Indiana that is mostly Democratic. In most years, it would be foolish for the DNC to campaign in our state, but this year, it's all up for grabs. When the actual election rolls around, I doubt that the DNC will do much campaigning here, but for the primaries? Hey, we're getting some major action, and I love it!