Where are all of the bumper stickers and yard signs this election?

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  1. bankscottage profile image90
    bankscottageposted 11 years ago

    Where are all of the bumper stickers and yard signs this election?

    I just traveled from New York, through Mass., NH and well into Maine on the interstate (at rush hour on I-495) and I saw very few, if any, political bumper stickers for either party.  It seemed like in 2008 there were Obama bumper stickers everywhere.  The highest concentration of yard signs are in the small town my camp is located in.  By my count, Romney 13, Obama 1, For Sale 6 (and this is in Maine!).
    Is there a lack of interest in this election?  Are people afraid to commit to a candidate?  Are people afraid to visibly show their support for a candidate?  Is it too early for signs?

  2. profile image0
    Old Empresarioposted 11 years ago

    Now that you mention it, I don't see any in north Texas either. That's a good observation. Maybe people are fatalistic? We're always being told through tv, radio, and other news sources that people are heavily divided or excited about this election. But if I cover my ears and just look around, I don't really see that occuring anywhere. It might be an interesting (hypothetical) experiment if everyone turned off their televisions and radios for a week and saw for themselves what ordinary people really think.

  3. fpherj48 profile image59
    fpherj48posted 11 years ago

    I can't speak for the vast majority, but I can surely tell you why I wouldn't have a sign or bumper sticker!   Of our 2 choices, I am going to be embarrassed NO MATTER WHO I END UP VOTING FOR....... I mean, it's either  "bad or worse"......"Liar or Deceiver" ........"Phony or Fraud"..........."Blah blah blah  OR  Yadda yadda yadda!!!"     Yeah, America.............GO FOR IT.

  4. hockey8mn profile image67
    hockey8mnposted 11 years ago

    To build off of what fpherj48 said, it could be that people are just afraid (maybe too strong a word) to associate themselves with a candidate.  This year the back and forth has been bad, but which year isn't it.  Maybe some people are tiered of trying to defend the person they have sitting on a sign in front of their house, on their car, etc.

  5. Attikos profile image81
    Attikosposted 11 years ago

    Wouldn't you be embarrassed should all your neighbors and friends see the name "Obama" or "Romney" staked in your yard?

  6. KK Trainor profile image61
    KK Trainorposted 11 years ago

    I have several Mitt stickers that I've received in the mail, but since my truck was 'molested' by some angry liberal a few years ago I quite putting that kind of thing on vehicles. No reason to provoke the idiots of the world.

  7. Uninvited Writer profile image79
    Uninvited Writerposted 11 years ago

    Because they are not officially the candidates until after their conventions. I assume that is why.

    1. KK Trainor profile image61
      KK Trainorposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I doubt it, I've gotten at least a half dozen stickers in the mail over the past month or so...only liberal vandals preventing my putting them on the car

    2. Uninvited Writer profile image79
      Uninvited Writerposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Did they tell you they were liberal vandals?

    3. KK Trainor profile image61
      KK Trainorposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Why would a Republican vandalize a W sticker? Or key the truck with the sticker on it? And no, they didn't know it was mine... it was a large public lot.

    4. Uninvited Writer profile image79
      Uninvited Writerposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      It's possible they were just run of the mill vandals and not necessarily political. There are jackasses everywhere.

    5. Attikos profile image81
      Attikosposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      No, they weren't random acts of pointless vandalism. Last election it occurred across the country during the campaign, not otherwise.  The demwits have a brownshirt contingent, and it was out working. It will be again this year, too.

    6. KK Trainor profile image61
      KK Trainorposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Yep, run of the mill vandals in New Orleans wouldn't even know what a W sticker was; they were definitely liberals. They didn't like my anti abortion sticker much either and let me know it. Only liberals are allowed to display their opinions.

 
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