Alright, we’re down to 259/260 precincts reporting in and (according to VPR.Net) Shumlin is leading with 18,228 votes over Raccine with 18,053 and Markowitz with 17,569. Who is that one remaining precinct? I don’t know but I’m going with Wolcott. Why Wolcott? I just have a habit of blaming Wolcott for anything bad that happens in my life. (Before the horde of Wolcott comes after me: I know many lovely people out there but it’s a knee-jerk reaction.)
It’s been pretty tense in this house. I’ve been pacing and bashing politicians and swearing off politics and not going to work and just generally having heart palpitations.
A few minutes ago Raccine was in the lead and I was blown over with surprise. Raccine? Maybe I just live in the North East Kingdom but I did not see that one coming. I mean, I’ve seen more ads for Dunne than Raccine and he just seems like such a lackluster candidate.
I don’t want to call the primary but it looks like Shumlin is going to win. What does that mean for us? I don’t know. Shumlin is a strong campaigner who gets out there and he seems to have a strong gathering inside the party faithful but he has a huge mouth and a reputation for something of a wheeler and dealer and smooth talker. Frankly I just can’t see him being able to beat Dubie and that frightens me.
It is my sincere hope that the Democrats pull together and through their whole weight behind Shumlin or Raccine. If we do a poor job this year than we’re going to fuck the poodle again. I have plenty of friends who are Republicans but I just don’t like the idea of them keeping the Governor’s office.
And Bartlett? Well, um, she got 5% of the vote and that’s all I’ll say.