For electoral vote crunchers, the November election may already be over in 32 states. That means the real fighting will take place in the eighteen that matter. From the WP: “For many Americans, the election will be like a faraway war, witnessed in news reports on television and in newspapers but rarely experienced firsthand.” More to the point, if you’re planning a summer trip, you may want to avoid: Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
. . . Monday March 15, 2004