It took a while, but as the election draws near I’ve started to see more and more of the blue signs. A few days ago it seemed as if the red signs were outnumbering the blue signs with a ratio of 5 or 10 to 1 depending on which roads I travelled. Was the opposition really that overwhelming? Or are they simply better organized? Something I’ve noticed about the midwest is that a lot of people go to church. Since the Catholic church has some out against the amendment, I wonder if the signs were handed out at church. Perhpas the abundance of red signs is really just an indicator of church attendance.

With each passing day I see more and more blue signs popping up. My feelings of angst about anti-research attitudes in the midwest are letting up. I’m feeling hopeful.