Three projects running at once *and* playing the election game here at the same time...
On the plus side, there will be a detailed two-part N&C posted here covering the Opposition and Coalition camps prior to election day.
On the down side, the rest of the world gets to go hang for a few more days while I figure out what to do with the recent (internal) polling that is showing Tochigi Prefecture and our district here in particular as a 50-50 split (LDP vs. DPJ)... in what is conventionally considered a "pocket borough" for the LDP.
note to self: Do not kill the crews of the loudspeaker trucks. They are only doing their job. Even if they are the Oppos. Even at 0700 hours. Consider the fact that they are likely driving away as many voters as they are reaching out to.