It was a fairly busy Monday in the South Florida blogosphere. Lots of election talk...obviously. Here's your evening Sift.
A- Searching for Signs has apparently decided that yard signs don't tell the entire story and now claims that the election is too close to call.
I think it’s going to be excruciatingly close. The popular vote will be within 3% either way. The electoral vote is more complex, but I don’t see either candidate getting to 300. The barrage of polls showing a tight race nationally and in swing states can’t in the whole be wrong. Also, I don’t assume that all of the 2-3% of undecideds will break for Romney. Most of them probably will, but I never underestimate the pull of an incumbent president with approval ratings right around 50%, despite his failings. I also don’t underestimate Team Obama’s ability to mobilize and do whatever it takes to get their people out to vote.B- Eye on Miami will be reporting tomorrow night's election results.
C- Sex and the Beach goes bargain shopping in Hialeah.
D- A one time South Floridian now living in the Northeast shares some thoughts on Sandy and his experiences in NYC since she hit...at Salty Eggs.
As an act of happenstance, not warfare, a hurricane leaves more room for people to be OK with normalcy where they find it. On Wednesday, while a blacked out and waterlogged Greenwich Village was foregoing its annual Halloween parade, I saw kids in full costume being chaperoned around Harlem. We’re living in a patchwork of differing, weather-related outcomes, and will be for a long time.E- Political Cortadito supports David Rivera. That's all that really needs to be said about that...or Political Cortadito.
Frankly, I hope the King keeps his crown. Not only because he’s a lot of fun to write about, sure, but also because I do believe he is the right man for this job. Sure, he may play dirty politics in a campaign. It’s only because he can’t imagine doing anything else. But he’s good for us in Washington. While Ladra had her complaints about Nine Lives track record in Tallahassee, I have almost entirely supported his work on The Hill. Especially on international matters and Cuba, where Garcia me da mala espina.F- Photos of the old Nike site in Miami-Dade County are up at Nikon Miami.
G- Southern District of Florida Blog shares some comments on the "B-Girls trial" going on in Miami.
Since when are tales of woe and regret criminal? I haven't been in Court and haven't followed the evidence, but I have heard that there are stories of girls drugging the customers without their knowledge. Clearly if this happened, it's criminal. But even if that happened, is it a federal offense? Why isn't this a classic state court crime?