The American Way: A Swing State Epiphany
Lewis & Clark Law School
November 1, 2008
After weeks of country-rending culture-warmongering in the final stretch of the presidential campaign, my neighbors brought over some cookies last night and offered something that reminded me why we, as a nation, will always come through these ordeals intact...
This very short essay tells the story of a politically divided neighborhood in battleground southeast Virginia during the final days of the 2008 presidential election. It forecasts redemption for the fractured American electorate based on a deep kindness between politically opposed neighbors on the eve of the election.
The Chicago Tribune published a version of this essay as an op-ed on November 6, 2008.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 3
Keywords: election, swing state, American, Obama, McCain, neighbors, yard signworking papers series
Date posted: November 16, 2008 ; Last revised: November 23, 2008
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