Silent Newburyport

He held her very closely,

Tenderly against his chest,

Until the color left her face,

Unto his nice new vest.

You’ve heard that expression, “He held his information very closely to himself.”

I am telling you that every election cycle, it is getting tougher and tougher to find out how people are going to vote.     It hardly comes up in the coffee houses and even some of the more prominent issues barely come up at the gym, or school or local gathering places.      Mums the word.    Even the local blogosphere is literally a regular handful of loud mouths and I mean a handful.          Even the Daily News can’t seem to gauge the mood.   People seem to be more willing to check national news rather than the local paper or the local blogs.       No wonder as I was holding signs this morning, people drove by with surprise looks.

“There’s an election today?”

I find it troubling that people put politics in the same category as religion – “We don’t discuss these things in mixed company!”

So, aside from trying to persuade this silent mass.

I honestly have no idea how things are going to turn out today.

Sorta scary!

-P. Preservationist
www.ppreservationist.com

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3 Responses to Silent Newburyport

  1. Ari Herzog says:

    As recently as 4 hours ago (that is, 8 a.m. Election Day morning), I received an email from a constituent seeking a central place to go online that broke down candidates’ platforms.

    Other than the CEB interviews or the Chamber etc debate, I knew of no single place.

    Why I got this request today is a mystery and goes to the heart of your thoughts above.

    • Hi Ari and Mr. P. Preservationist,

      I wanted to create this opportunity on HappyInNewburyport.com; we had a section dedicated to the elections. Unfortunately, it takes a while to educate everyone and it didn’t get used this time.

      I have created HappyinNewburyport.com to promote Newburyport as a place to visit and live, and to provide an information resource for the community. In doing so I also promote my own services, and so I am providing this site free.

      I’d like to see it used as a community discussion site also, but contributors will be required to identify themselves – can’t have any of the stuff going on that we see in the Daily News.

      John P. Wells

  2. Excellent Councilor. A Very good point to remember at the next election!

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