I’m in Portland for a few days, coinciding with the shift in the Democratic primary race attention to Oregon’s upcoming primary. I realized this evening: after 2 days in Oregon I don’t think I’ve seen a single campaign sign on a lawn, in a home or store window — nothing. Nor any bumper stickers. From what little I’ve heard I think Oregonians are exhausted from the national primary campaigning.
Nor have I seen billboards or other “paid” signs. Have seen one or two TV ads, but then I haven’t been watching. And I’ve been listening to public radio.
But what’s most intriguing is the lack of private expressions of commitment.