Living in a swing state in an election year is bizarre. It’s at once exciting, stressful, and creepy. The incessant robocalls, requests for time and money, and visits from canvassers (I’ve TOLD them I’m voting for Obama) make me want to crawl into bed, draw the shades and come out when it’s all over. And I’m not the only Wisconsinite who feels this way. That’s why some of us have decided to band together in solidarity to milk our swing state leverage for all it’s worth.
Yeah, it was great that Ashley Judd, Bradley Whitford, and that dude from Southland were here, and it’s cool that Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will both be back (again) next week, but since we know we’ll be dumped as soon as this election is over (until the next one), we’ve gotta be strategic.
To that end, we’ve compiled a list of celebrities we’d like to see here in Wisconsin before election day, and we refuse to vote until those demands are met (well, that’s what we’re saying, anyway).
So far our list includes: Larry David, Tina Fey, Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Depp, Marisa Tomei, Rosie Perez, and Ben Affleck and Matt Damon (it was brought to my attention that we can’t have Ben Affleck without Matt Damon).
If you’d like to join us, please list your demands in the comment section below. We’ve gotta make it through the final days of election season somehow, right?