The Signage War
I’ve wanted to mention: Over the past few weeks, I’ve been driving up and down a number of the main roads in the East Bay, particularly on Aquidneck Island and east of the Sakonnet River. In the balance of yard signs, I have to say that it isn’t even a contest between the Republicans and others. The signs are everywhere, led by first Congressional district candidate John Loughlin, Gubernatorial candidate John Robitaille, and attorney general candidate Erik Wallin. Local General Assembly candidate Nancy Driggs has, however, been hugely active — placing ubiquitous signs and standing at key intersections during commute times.
Granted, the East Bay might not be representative — and yard signs are hardly tantamount to election returns — but there appears to be a clear enthusiasm gap. I wonder how things appear in other parts of the state.