The ultimate poll – ask a cabbie
It’s an old Australian tradition that when you’re by yourself, you ride in the front of a taxi. This is made to order for one Sydney cabbie. His cab is set up to do video interviews with passengers, which he puts on his blog CABLOG .
His latest post entitled Cabpoll 08 is a gem. What great luck that a member of Democrats Abroad should hail him this week.
To quote our intrepid citizen journalist:
“I started proceedings by giving 'ol John McCain a friendly back-hander before we moved onto the Democrats absentee voting campaign and Sydney's strong support for Obama. Finally, at right, I attempted to entice Brendan into some premature triumphalism plus some gratuitous Hilary-bashing but he graciously defended her hard work and loyal supporters with a few well-made points.”
There have been suggestions that a close race might be decided by voters outside the United States. The Obama supporters in Australia have been tyring hard to make sure that the votes of the estimated 100,000 U.S. citizens over here count. In addition to their other campaign activities I reported about in Obama Short-priced Favorite Down Under, they are planning trivia nights to rally the faithful next week. I’ll be taking a cab to the local pub where the Melbourne event is being held. You never know who'll be driving.