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Here's some of my take, the day before. What's yours? Post your comment below.

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Thoughts on the election tomorrow:
This is it, the day before the selection of who represents the duopoly arrives.

If you've noticed, I've primarily kept direct candidate coverage off the top headlines, because all this time there's a lot of other important stuff going on-- like vote theft, election rigging, a really important Proposition 37 in California.

I know our readers want Obama to win. Choosing between the two, so do I. But I am also hoping that the two progressive candidates will score big in the solid red and blue states.

Then there are the other races, almost all being fought between more corporatist duopolists. Again, the Democrats are a bit better, though it is highly unrealistic to expect much progress, let alone progressive change from them. But they may slow the slide into corporatist fascism. Still, in interview after interview I've done lately, thought leaders like Cindy Sheehan, Chris Hedges, Lawrence Wilkerson and others have all said that we need to take action outside of the electoral system to make real change happen.

So watch the theatrics tomorrow. But on the next day, start getting back to activism, because the elections will change very little, even Obama holds the White House and Democrats hold the senate.


I AM hoping to see wins by Sherrod Brown and Elizabeth Warren.


So... what's your take?

 

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" But I am also hoping that the two progressive ca... by Alan 8 on Monday, Nov 5, 2012 at 1:39:54 PM
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The Green Party is the antidote to the two corpora... by Alan 8 on Monday, Nov 5, 2012 at 3:59:08 PM
<sarcasm on>How dare you mention a candidate... by Ana Luiza on Monday, Nov 5, 2012 at 4:42:56 PM
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Vote Green.... by Daniel Geery on Monday, Nov 5, 2012 at 6:12:10 PM
Considering how Romney got elected in Massachusett... by Douglas Jack on Monday, Nov 5, 2012 at 4:31:35 PM
You're falling on the trap." In the process, criti... by Ana Luiza on Monday, Nov 5, 2012 at 4:39:10 PM
stay home.... by Daniel Geery on Monday, Nov 5, 2012 at 6:13:32 PM
My mother told me the same thing, oddly enough. On... by J. Edward Tremlett on Monday, Nov 5, 2012 at 8:11:16 PM
Ana Luiza, I applaud the short description of the ... by Douglas Jack on Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 at 1:11:35 AM
Netanyahu  has already declared his intentio... by Ana Luiza on Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 at 4:47:36 AM
If people who are at this site want Obama to win w... by Ana Luiza on Monday, Nov 5, 2012 at 4:32:59 PM
Period.... by Daniel Geery on Monday, Nov 5, 2012 at 6:14:48 PM
But that's not in the cards. My third choice would... by Rob Kall on Monday, Nov 5, 2012 at 8:32:34 PM
I'm sorry Rob but voting for Obama would never be ... by Ana Luiza on Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 at 4:24:12 AM
You nailed it, Ana. Here is your revolution. ... by Don Caldarazzo on Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 at 12:38:22 PM
I would be elated if ANY 3rd party candidate won. ... by Steven G. Erickson on Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 at 5:33:06 AM
For the most part, I don't see much difference bet... by Rob Kall on Monday, Nov 5, 2012 at 8:35:37 PM
Many times I stumble upon an article about "war o... by Ana Luiza on Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 at 4:37:06 AM
Excellent article, Ana. Thanks for posting. Regard... by Gary Kutcher on Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 at 11:50:58 AM
Considering how Romney got elected in Massachusett... by Douglas Jack on Monday, Nov 5, 2012 at 4:33:06 PM
live with it, and make it work better. Or els... by Daniel Geery on Monday, Nov 5, 2012 at 6:16:46 PM
I'm voting for Jill Stein for president and Elizab... by intotheabyss on Monday, Nov 5, 2012 at 5:05:04 PM
This election seems eerily similar to the last Alb... by lwarman on Monday, Nov 5, 2012 at 6:10:19 PM
... I will, at long last, be glad to no longer see... by J. Edward Tremlett on Monday, Nov 5, 2012 at 8:15:52 PM
They who laugh last last, laugh best! Don't count ... by Gary Kutcher on Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 at 11:54:59 AM
I too hope for an Obama victory as well as victory... by Cathy Ward on Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 at 12:54:15 AM
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in total agreement with you, Turner.... by Don Caldarazzo on Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 at 12:45:13 PM
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