As I was voting today a couple of thoughts came to mind. In reviewing the local papers over the last month I was struck by how the SF Chronicle and the SJ Mercury News have abandoned the mid-Peninsula. They still deliver and collect their money, but you would be hard pressed to get any insight on any local races from either of them. Perhaps that is a good thing since the Merc's contribution this morning was to note a "Record-low turnout total predicted for California" at 46.1%. The headline read "Dems likely to lose Senate". I guess "GOP likely to win Senate" could not get past the editorial guidelines. The article, which belonged on the Opinion page rather than the front page, went on to suggest that if the Senate flips it would "leave Democrats to wield the filibuster and President Barack Obama to use his veto pen for the next two years". Very constructive--NOT.
So perhaps it is best that the big city rags have abandoned us to the very capable hands of the Daily Journal and the Daily Post. We get much better coverage year round, not just on Election Day. If you have not voted yet, please do get out and try to prove the record-low turnout crowd wrong. Here is one of the voting stations in B'game City Hall today at mid-afternoon. Veteran's Day (Remembrance Day) is a week from today and that alone should get you out if you haven't already done so.