I’m starting to think I need to make alternate plans in case Obama doesn’t win in 2012. Not that I’m assuming he will lose, but I also think it’s dangerous to get too confident. Whatever the outcome of the election, it will be sure to be a nail-biter, with lots of slander and dirty tricks. And we all know that if Obama does lose, there will be a mood of general despair, and much gnashing of teeth and wailing will be heard in the land. So it would be wise to prepare a Plan B for that possibility—if nothing else, to keep me from sinking into depression during the dark, post-apocalyptic election aftermath.
In my case, the plan is to get involved locally. Thank God, no matter what else happens, Portland will remain a den of liberal iniquity. So even if President Romney comes to pass—shudder—and starts repealing every good idea President Obama ever came up with, we can still work on building a progressive city right here. I need to start looking at worthy local candidates and causes for 2012, get off my duff and get to work.
Tell me, am I completely off my rocker to be worried about the election? Are all of you pretty much optimistic that Barack will win it in a landslide? (Please say yes!) And are any of you making preparations for what you will do in a case of a loss? Such as leaving for a foreign country, or guiding your blue home state towards secession? Let me know what you think. I already have a prime spot underneath a local bridge picked out for my golden years in case Social Security gets privatized, so you can’t accuse me of not being ready for everything.