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To the nervous Nellies who think it's over

Monday, September 15, 2008 by Dave Winer.

Forget it! Permalink to this paragraph

None of you are Mets fans, I know that for sure. Permalink to this paragraph

This "home stretch" of the election season is like the World Series.  Permalink to this paragraph

If you're an Obama fan, it's great -- your team made it into the World Series. Same if you're a McCain fan.  Permalink to this paragraph

I'd say we're in the 2nd inning of the 2nd game. We lost the first one, they played the Suicide Squeeze and we were caught daydreaming. Shit happens. You can be sure that play won't work again. And I'm sure the other guys know it. Permalink to this paragraph

They have a old team a bit of young talent and a great manager.  Permalink to this paragraph

We have an untested team which against all odds made it to the World Series. Permalink to this paragraph

We've got Tom Seaver on the mound and Duke Snider in right field. Somewhere out there is Ed Kranepool and Ron Swoboda. Ed Charles and Bud Harrelson. Permalink to this paragraph

Okay enough of that shit.  Permalink to this paragraph

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It's not baseball, it's politics, but there's still a lot of ball to play. Think about that in early November and try to come back then and read this blog and make a list of all the stuff that happened. It's kind of scary when you think of it that way. Permalink to this paragraph


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