Battleground: Minnesota, the Bumper Sticker War
Today it happened. It happened while I was on the road, driving home from work. It happened just south of Burnsville, on MN 35. It was the first of its kind that I had seen in the wild. It was on a van. It was a Nader 2004 bumper sticker. Yes, that's right, there are Nader supportors in this here state.
Meanwhile, the informal vehicle with bumper sticker survey is still running in Bush's favor, although the "Support Our Troops" stickers outnumber all others combined.
The count for Wednesday was:
Bush - 8 Kerry - 5
And the count for today is:
Bush - 14
Kerry - 4
Nader - 1
This is an informal survey, and is by no means accuratly reflects what will happen in Minnesota on November 2nd. That is the poll that counts.
As for the "Support Our Troops" stickers, I see them on all kinds of vehicles, everywhere I go, including in that bastion of Liberalism, Northfield, Minnesota. They come in all kinds of flavors, from the traditional yellow ribbon, and the red, white and blue, to camouflage, this last being the latest flavor to grace the autoscape.
Most often, I see these stickers without accompanying campaign stickers, however, when I do, they are almost invariably Bush stickers. Almost all, but not quite. There has been one, and only one, that I have seen, that had a Kerry sticker on it.