One more week to go and Iraq the Model has an update of the mood on the ground, along with predictions in the elections. Click onto that Pajamas Media link for a fuller accounting.
Take note of the 70,584 election workers. I did that once, huge civic duty and all. Imagine doing it knowing that you’ve given yourself a nice target on your back. Things must be going either better, or in the direction of hope and optimism and faith in themselves for people to be signing up for this sort of duty.
(I wonder about the demographic of them. ie here it’s mostly retired people who take the job)
Blackfive found good news there in the Washington Post concerning the elections also.