Last week during a trim, I asked my hairdresser who she thinks will be the next president.
She answered, "I think the old man."
In view of all the polling data showing Obama ahead of McCain, I was surprised. My hair stylist is the owner of a busy, multicultural shop with nearly equal parts Asian, Hispanic, and Caucasian clientele--along with a smattering of African American customers.
When I asked her why she thought "the old man" would win, she answered, "My customers usually say they're voting for McCain."
I hope her prediction is correct. Whatever the outcome, this year's election should be, to borrow a word that Mr. Spock was fond of, fascinating.